Planned Service Expansions Put on Hold to Save Cash for MTA

New York's transit system will cut cleaning positions, reduce overtime, and delay service expansions to save money in the coming years.
August 19, 2018, 7am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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New York's transit system is making some sacrifices to save money over the coming years. "The MTA is expecting to save around $4 million annually by cutting increased fare-evasion patrol that results in the agency paying overtime to the NYPD; the agency also thinks that it could save $28 million over the next four years by postponing the expansion of the Select Bus Service into “transit deserts” in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx until 2021," writes Ameena Walker. The service will also reduce some of the positions for subway car cleaners.

Still, the MTA says it is looking to fill 1,000 positions, as part of the Subway Action Plan.

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Published on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in Curbed
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