MTA to Cut 1000 Jobs

By Hilary Weissman
|  Monday, Feb 22, 2010  |  Updated 11:30 PM EDT
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MTA to Cut 1000 Jobs

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A person enters a subway car January 20, 2006 in New York City. New York's transit workers narrowly rejected a proposed contract January 20 that was negotiated after three-days of a transit strike that began December 20.

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The MTA is tightening its belt again - this time to the tune of more than a thousand layoffs.

The cash-strapped agency is expected to announce a plan to eliminate hundreds of station agents and administrative workers, on Tuesday.

The layoffs will include 450 station agents belonging to Local 100 of the Transit Workers Union.

Officials expect the cuts to save $50 million.

The move is part of the MTA's continuing effort to reel in costs following lower than expected tax revenues and cuts to state aid.

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