" BOSTON (CBS) – An independent research group says MBTA employees are paid far above the scale of other state employees and it’s the key reason the agency is in debt.
The Pioneer Institute study claims that 70-percent of the MBTA and commuter rail budget budget is personnel labor costs.
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Former state inspector general Greg Sullivan is the institute’s research director. He said MBTA employees pay a fraction of what other state workers pay for health insurance and receive higher pay.
“We agree that there is a need for hundreds of millions of dollars in capital improvements "
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