Did the County Administrator Say “No Pasa Nada”? More on Miami-Dade Transit Incompetence and Mismanagement

More proof that government in Miami-Dade is fundamentally incompetent, corrupt and indifferent to the taxpayers.

The citizens seem to expect no better than what they are getting–and they are getting no better than the scale of an underdeveloped country.

A federal audit made public late Monday sharply criticizes Miami-Dade Transit for shoddy financial management and weak internal controls — including improper accounting for bus fare boxes and a failure to document how federal grant money has been spent.

The audit comes two months after the Federal Transit Administration took the extraordinary step of suspending grant payments totaling about $182 million to the county-run transit agency.

In a letter to county transit director Harpal Kapoor, Yvette Taylor, regional administrator for the FTA in Atlanta, called the cutoff of funding a “rare action” and said it was “taken to protect the taxpayers’ dollars.”

She said auditors found “very serious financial management oversight and internal control issues.”

via Federal audit blasts Miami-Dade Transit for shoddy oversight – Miami-Dade – MiamiHerald.com.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

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