July 18th, 2012

Muni paid bonuses tied to inflated on-time rate

After we reported that Muni’s on-time performance rates had been inflated by as much as 18%, readers wanted to know: Did executives receive compensation tied to the boosted numbers? 

Reporter Zusha Ellison found that Muni paid thousands of dollars in bonuses to two top executives for meeting or exceeding on-time performance goals. Both men have denied knowing about the accounting maneuvers that led to the agency’s on-time rate inflation. Read the full story here.

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