As expected, the Metrpolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) voted to revoke the free travel perks to current & past board members at today’s board meeting. The new policy strips all former board members of their free E-Z Pass tags, MetroCards, & railroad passes. Current members will still receive these items but with restrictions which state they can only be used on official MTA business trips.
While this is all fine & good, are they going to actively monitor the use of these perks? I am sure that we will see an increase in official MTA business trips now which would defeat the purpose of this new policy. I feel an independent review board should oversee the usage & report their findings. For any board memeber caught abusing the perks, should be forced to reimburse the MTA for the non-business trips made.
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