The audit found on-time performance in 2014 dropped to 74 percent on weekdays and 81 percent on weekends compared to 81 percent and 85 percent in 2013.
The audit released Tuesday by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli also accuses the Hempstead school board of scheduling too many “emergency” meetings at times when the public will be unlikely to attend.
The report from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said only 51 of the city’s 468 stations were found to be free of defects.
The New York State Comptroller’s office said Thursday that too many of the city’s subway stations are in disrepair, and efforts to upgrade the stations are dragging along too slowly.
There are no plans to restart talks between the MTA and workers’ unions after negotiations broke down on Monday with both sides walking away from the table.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s post-Sept. 11 system-wide security upgrades will take until 2017, nine years longer, partly because of damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.
Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said high-technology jobs have been growing four times faster than the rest of the city’s economy the past four years and paid an average 2012 salary of $118,000, about 50 percent higher than the citywide average.
Affordable housing is defined by the federal government as being below 30 percent of household income. DiNapoli says more than 3 million households statewide paid at least 30 percent of their 2012 income for a place to live.
New York’s food inspections have been lagging, allowing 5,000 manufacturers, supermarkets, wholesale bakeries and other businesses to operate last year without updated inspections, state auditors reported Thursday.
New York state agencies have spent more than $462 million on overtime for the first nine months of the year – an increase of $65 million from last year, according to a state Comptroller’s office report.
Sen. Charles Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick) noted that the MTA currently has a nearly $2 billion budget surplus.
An audit of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority by the New York state comptroller has found the transit agency has $1.9 billion in “unanticipated funds.”
A New York state audit has found that a provider of special education services to preschoolers illegally diverted millions of dollars to summer camps and a religious school.
Service was expected to begin in 2009 with a price tag of $4.3 billion, according to the MTA.
However, Cuomo noted the cuts likely won’t have an overall big impact on the way the state government operates.