Thursday, May 29, 2008

MTA perks pulled

State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo moved swiftly Tuesday to end the E-Z life for MTA board members, warning the authority to revoke the free travel perks.

Just hours after the Daily News revealed how some 60 past and present board members - many of them multimillionaires - get the free tags for life, Cuomo's office issued a stern warning that the practice is illegal.

Get 'em off E-Z Street now, Andy warns MTA

Cuomo also told the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to produce records of any other benefits doled out to board members who are supposed to "serve without salary or other compensation."

The letter to the MTA, penned by top Cuomo aide Benjamin Lawsky, was titled "Illegal Compensation of Board Members."

Update: MTA agrees to rescind free E-Z Pass


Anonymous said...

Governor Cuomo - 2011

Anonymous said...

Crapper's headline isn't quite right yet. Cuomo called for pulling the perks, but supposedly the MTA is considering going to court to keep them.

Queens Crapper said...

Wasting more of our money on lawsuits, eh?