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MIAMI — Transportation America, the company with exclusive rights to transport the disabled in Miami-Dade County, which has been accused in lawsuits of underpaying workers and injuring clients, is holding more than $400,000 in penalties the county claims it owes for failing to meet terms of its contract, Miami-Dade Transit officials told NBC6.

Transportation America’s 5-year, $208 million contract states the county will withhold the disputed amounts from the company while the dispute is resolved. But, transit officials say they are conceding to TA attorneys who claim the contract language is ambiguous and letting the company hold the cash. The company says the county’s "standard operating procedures" allow it to hold the money until their appeal is resolved. For the full story, click here.

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