PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Turnpike Authority says it plans on eliminating 24 positions.
The proposal would save $1.25 million annually. The MTA says the savings have already been considered as part of operating reductions for any proposed toll increase.
Six of the eliminated positions are half-time winter jobs. Thirteen of the eliminated positions will be consolidated into four jobs, making the net job reduction 20 positions.
Maine Turnpike Executive Director Peter Mills says the moves are unrelated to the recent plan to increase tolls. "We
would have taken this action anyway, because it needs to be done," Mills said.
The MTA board is expected to vote on the proposal on Thursday.
The Maine Turnpike Authority employs 308 people full-time.