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January 13, 2014

Auditors recommend video surveillance for Milwaukee paratransit

A survey found some Transit Plus clients expressing concern over a lack of video surveillance in vans. The county recommended in an audit continuously running surveillance cameras be installed in all vans, prompted by a complaint regarding a man who reportedly slipped in his wheelchair while in a van "and was hanging by his neck from the seat belt affixed to the vehicle."

October 30, 2012

State audit gives Sound Transit mixed reviews

While the agency’s light rail ridership forecasts seem overly optimistic and its citizen-oversight panel is insubstantial, the agency did adapt well to the recession.

January 13, 2011

Miami-Dade to improve transit accounting practices

After a preliminary audit issued by the FTA claimed that Miami-Dade Transit didn’t properly account for fare collections or follow rules for using federal money, which resulted in the suspendion of $180 million in grants, the County hired consultants to correct its procedures.

January 5, 2011

Hampton Roads senior VP to retire

Jayne Whitney, senior vice president for development and a key player in Norfolk's light rail project, will leave the agency at the end of January. She was among HRT officials mentioned in a recent state audit which claimed the agency hid the true costs of the project from government authorities.


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