By Post Editorial Board | December 26, 2023
New York City, already short on cops, could soon face another deadly public worker shortage: paramedics and EMTs.
That’s thanks to the MTA’s insane congestion pricing plan, the most aggressive phase to date of the Empire State’s war on drivers with a planned rollout date possibly as early as the coming year.
Recall that some of the busiest emergency service stations in town, accounting for some 400 EMT workers, sit within the Manhattan zone that drivers will be required to pay $15 to enter.
In other words, these essential workers are going to have to pay for the privilege of saving New Yorkers’ lives.
EMT and medic salaries are not sky-high, maxing out at $59,534 for the former and $75,872 for the latter.