MTA’s Homeless Efforts Racked Up Police Overtime, And Largely Flopped, According To MTA Inspector General

Last year the MTA, at the urging of Governor Cuomo, began an intensive effort to get homeless people out of subways and stations and into shelters or hospitals because of increased delays attributed to homeless people. The agency spends $5 million annually on its homeless efforts, and during the intensive efforts from August 2019 to this February alone, it paid out an additional $2.6 million in overtime to the MTA police, a force that had previously not worked in the subways.

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