MTA employees waste about $800,000 each year by illegally leaving
their work vehicles idling while on the job, according to a report
Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North workers driving highway
vehicles kept them running while they were parked for a combined total
of more than 20,000 hours each month, the MTA's Inspector General found.
In one incident, investigators found that two trucks in Forest Hills had idled for a combined 25 hours over one weekend.
New York drivers are prohibited from leaving their cars unnecessarily running for more than five minutes.