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2 Amtrak employees charged in overtime fraud scheme

Management & Operations| July 20, 2016

Altogether, the two supervisors allegedly billed the rail agency for 900 overtime hours they didn't work, totaling about $91,000.

Chicago targeting abuse of free, reduced fare cards

Bus| November 18, 2014
Regulations for free and reduced-fare programs — which include seniors, persons with disabilities, U-Pass, student fares and other categories — stipulate that those cards can only be used by the individual identified on the card and can’t be transferred.
Bus| June 13, 2014

Wash. agency switching fare collection to decrease fraud

The magnetic strip technology would require the replacement of all fareboxes, many of which are more than 20 years old. The agency plans to pay for it with a $2 million federal grant.
Management & Operations| April 22, 2014

TriMet police make arrest in ticket fraud case

Suspect may have forged more than one thousand passes over the past several months.
Bus| October 23, 2012

FTA tells Chicago Transit to change mileage claims

Said the Chicago Transit Authority collected more federal aid than it should have after inflating mileage covered by its bus routes. Ordered the agency to revise its 2011 tally of revenue-producing miles and change the way it counts mileage from now on.
Bus| October 18, 2012

Report: Chicago transit over-reported bus mileage

Cause of Action, a Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group, claims the Chicago Transit Authority may have inflated by up to $150 million the federal funding it received since 1982 by "fraudulently over-reporting" the number of miles buses travel while in service.
October 17, 2012

The camera doesn’t lie

“If you commit a crime on SEPTA, you will be caught.” Those were the words of SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel when video surveillance footage of a suspect wanted for a robbery and shooting at the North Philadelphia Broad Street Line station was released to local media.
Motorcoach| September 28, 2012

More fraudulent U.S. DOT letters ask for bank info

An attempt to obtain banking information from the targeted motor carriers, they appear to be from the U.S. DOT Procurement Office. They are signed by a fictitious name — Julie Weynel, senior procurement officer — who is not an employee of U.S. DOT.
Rail| August 21, 2012

N.Y. MTA workers charged with faking signal inspections

According to prosecutors, dummy barcodes were allegedly stashed in one of the MTA worker's lockers to use in order to fabricate inspections instead of being affixed to signal equipment in order to ensure that the work is done.
Motorcoach| March 28, 2012

Fraudulent U.S. DOT letters ask for bank info

Letters dated March 16, 2012 attempting to obtain banking information are circulating among motor carriers. They are signed by a fictitious name of "Julie Weynel – Senior Procurement Officer.
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