MTA Press Releases

Press Release
August 15, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Statement in Response to Cohen Report on Overtime Practices from MTA spokesman Maxwell Young

"This report makes important and well thought-out recommendations that will help us address the significant problem of excessive overtime, which is particularly important in light of our severe financial condition. We are already implementing substantial parts of these recommendations, including the installation of biometric timekeeping devices; standardizing our time and attendance system agency-wide; and instituting new practices for controlling overtime. We’re already seeing these efforts pay substantial dividends, and will continue to focus on this significant problem moving forward, including at the September MTA Board meeting when our presidents will report on their specific overtime reviews of their agencies."