December blizzard costs N.Y. MTA $30 million

Posted on January 25, 2011

[IMAGE]Times-Square-blizzard-10-Dan-Nguyen-New-York-City-5296123768-1d41d80fbd-z-2.jpg[/IMAGE]NEW YORK CITY — Lost ridership revenue coupled with overtime expenses due to the enormous Dec. 26 blizzard cost the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) $30 million. Workers called in to operate the system’s buses, subways, railroads and crossings added up to about $14 million of that amount, the MTA said, or about 3 percent of its annual overtime budget.

The New York City Mayor's office, which is still tallying the cost, expects the city's bill to exceed $38.8 million, reported The New York Times.

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