As you know by now, the free perks received by Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) board members have come under harsh criticism from riders, transit advocates, & elected officials. The most peeved individual might be New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo who has questioned the legality of these perks. Now word has come out that Mr. Cuomo might sue MTA Board members over these perks.
The New York Sun filed this brief report:
New York’s attorney general says he’ll sue board members of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority if they refuse to give up their freebies.
The Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo, was responding today to a published report that several board members would oppose a restriction on their use of free E-ZPass tags, and transit and commuter rail passes.
The board is scheduled to vote on the resolution next week.
The MTA had no immediate comment.
On May 29, the nation’s largest mass-transit agency said it planned to rescind former board members’ free-travel perks and restrict current members to using the privilege only for official business.
This issue will just not go away fast enough for the MTA. Let me state that I am glad that it won’t as the abuse of the everyday person has gone on for far too long.
xoxo Transit Blogger