https://wtop.com/maryland/2022/12/repor ... ancy-rate/
The Maryland Transit Administration, which provides bus and rail service in the Baltimore region, has fewer employees than systems of comparable size, and it has lower supervisor-to-employee ratios, according to a new report.
Transit advocates say those factors — combined with a steep rise in absenteeism since the start of the pandemic — help explain why transit service in Maryland’s largest city is widely considered to be unreliable...
MTA’s vacancy rate is twice what it was in Fiscal Year 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic. Although nearly 95% of bus operator positions are filled, vacancies for Metro and Light Rail operators are high, at 13% and 12% respectively. Maintenance position vacancies are also high, at 9.9% for the bus division, 15.5% for Metro and 16.7% for Light Rail.