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Investigation finds issues with Miami-Dade paratransit contract

Posted on June 29, 2015

Miami-Dade Transit
Miami-Dade Transit

MIAMI — An NBC 6 investigation found that Miami-Dade County has mismanaged a $208 million deal to provide door-to-door transportation to the disabled.

At various times, the county paid too much when prices should have decreased, missed deadlines to seek damages from its contractor for alleged substandard performance and failed to accurately calculate the most basic of contract functions — cost of living adjustments (COLAs), according to the report.

After being informed of its mistakes by NBC 6 investigators, the county recalculated the COLAs and — after revising $65 million in inaccurate billings — determined it owes its paratransit contractor, Transportation America, about $151,000 through late March. For the full story, click here.

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