Watchdog group: CTA overstated bus mileage reports for decades

Source: Sun-Times

October 18, 2012 @ 10:48 AM

The CTA overstated bus mileage reports as far back as 1982, allowing it to receive up to $150 million of additional federal taxpayer dollars, according to a Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group. Cause of Action’s report “A bus tour of Chicago-style fraud” alleges the CTA inflated the annual number of miles reported to the Federal Transit Administration for its in-service buses. The group based its allegation on a 2007 audit in which it says the CTA overreported the miles, allowing it to receive between $1 million and $5 million in extra funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation that year. The …
  • Report: CTA reaped millions by over-reporting bus mileage [Chicago Tribune]

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