NJ Turnpike Authority curbs employee perks

More than 1,900 New Jersey Turnpike andGarden State Parkway employees will no longer get a free ride to work.The New Jersey Turnpike Authority board yesterday

WOODBRIDGE - More than 1,900 New Jersey Turnpike andGarden State Parkway employees will no longer get a free ride to work.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority board yesterday voted to eliminate free E-ZPass accounts that cover rides for employees to and from their jobs.

"We promised real reform, and we are delivering," said Turnpike Authority Chairman James Simpson in a news release.

The board also voted to stop some non-union employees from cashing out unused sick and vacation time at the end of each year.

The votes come one week after an audit by the state comptroller found the authority paid its employees $30 million in unjustified bonuses and squandered millions more on health insurance while tolls increased.

Click here for the full New Jersey Turnpike Authority releaseLegislators angry over audit of NJ Turnpike Authority Audit finds excessive perks for NJ Turnpike employees

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