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Maryland issues letter to Washington Metro Area Transit on financial audits

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Posted at 7:51 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 09:00:24-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority was notified by state officials that Maryland will withhold a partial payment due to the current financial audit issue.

Secretary Rahn, who is joining the WMATA board, writes in the letter, "This is the latest unfortunate, but necessary, step the State of Maryland believes it must take in response to an ongoing pattern of fiscal obfuscation and a lack of cooperation from WMATA."

The Maryland Department of Transportation said in a letter to the WMATA that they hope the financial relationship can advance in a way that benefits transit customers throughout the region.

They state that through the 2019 fiscal year, the MDOT Office of Audits has attempted to complete a compliance audit of the authorities operating subsidy and capital program.

To date that audit has not been reached,