MTA approves controversial plan that could cut 2,700 jobs

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board Wednesday approved a controversial overhaul that would cut up to 2,700 jobs and consolidate the sprawling authority’s departments.

"This transformation plan will dramatically change the way the MTA functions and deserves appropriate attention and input from stakeholders,” said Tom Wright, president of the Regional Plan Association, a planning and advocacy group. “We recommend you allow more time for public engagement in this process before the final plan is adopted.”

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