NOVEMBER 23, 2010
More than half a dozen officials running the nation’s largest public transportation agency remain on the job years after falsifying thousands of safety reports and one derelict supervisor actually got a big promotion and hefty pay raise.
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Over the weekend a local newspaper reported that for years
As a result, signal maintainers routinely entered false inspections into their logbooks, which were used by managers to write reports. In cases where lower-level workers refused to issue a phony report, managers would simply do it themselves. The information was obtained from the MTA’s inspector general, which conducted a six-month investigation.
Incredibly, one of the managers heavily involved in the scandal got a promotion and pay raise while six other supervisors remain on the job, according to a separate story published this week by the same newspaper. The manager got bumped to general superintendant with an annual salary of $125,000. He even got an $11,360 raise last year and is responsible for overseeing several
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