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Chicago targeting abuse of free, reduced fare cards

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.