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Audit finds NYC bus shelter maintenance lacking

Posted on July 12, 2012

NEW YORK CITY — A recent New York City audit found that maintenance of the city's bus shelters by a private contractor was lacking. In 2006, the city inked a 20-year deal privatizing city bus shelters, sidewalk sheds, city benches and even sidewalk newsstands. Though this kind of deal is growing more popular around the country, avoiding direct management of business operations reveals the problems with outsourcing city functions to private companies, according to a WYNC report.

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