HACKENSACK, NJ (AP) -- One-sixth of the employees at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have base salaries over $100,000.
An analysis by the Record of Bergen County says that makes the agency the highest paying transportation agency in the region.
Nearly 1,200 employees have six-figure salaries, including 236 police officers.
Port Authority officials say it should not be compared directly to New York City Transit and other transportation agencies because the Port Authority runs not only bridges and a train line, but also operates five airports and does commercial development work.
But Steve Carrellas of the National Motorists Association says it looks bad for an agency that charges bridge and tunnel tolls of up to $8 to have such high salaries.