The MBTA shelled out more than $863,000 last year to pay more than a dozen public relations and marketing staffers to promote the transit system, including spreading the news of possible fare hikes.
Barbara Moulton, the top marketing earner, was paid $111,757 last
year as assistant general manager of customer communications and
marketing, according to payroll records obtained by the Herald. Moulton
oversees both the customer service and marketing divisions.
(Trimet shelled out a hell of a lot more than that!)
Payroll report shows MBTA PR in high gear - BostonHerald.com
Scores of T bus and trolley
operators raked in massive overtime last year — some pushing their
take-home pay to $100,000 or more — by working extra shifts that put
them behind the wheel for up to 14 consecutive hours, raising alarms
over drowsy drivers.
“If it is not properly managed, you could see a risk,” said Stuart
Spina, chairman of the T Riders Union. “I can imagine doing your regular
shift and then the overtime ... if you have a trolley- or bus-load of
passengers, you don’t want your operator to be nodding off.”
T drivers’ overtime overdrive - BostonHerald.com