NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Overtime payouts to employees at the Port Authority have dramatically outpaced projections during the first quarter of 2013.
Most of the increase for non-police employees is blamed on continuing cleanup from Superstorm Sandy and a higher-than-usual number of snowstorms that affected area airports.
Agency chairman David Samson said much of the OT was paid out because of unplanned events.
“You have incidents that, just like weather, you have security incidents,” Samson told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell. “After the Boston Marathon tragedy, everybody’s on high alert.”