2015 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Conference Report)

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WMATA Accountability (language only)

Item 439 #1c

Item 439 #1c

Department of Rail and Public Transportation

Page 405, line 1, after "B." insert "1."
Page 405, after line 10, insert:
"2.  To ensure that all revenues provided to support the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) are used efficiently and appropriately, the WMATA Board of Directors shall submit to the Director, Department of Rail and Public Transportation, and the Chairmen of the House and Senate Transportation Committees and the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, a report on the actions taken to address all the recommendations cited in the Federal Transit Administration of the U. S. Department of Transportation's "Full Scope of Systems Review of the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority" dated June 10, 2014.  Such reports shall be submitted no more than 30 days after the close of each quarter of the fiscal year, and shall include any further findings issued by the appropriate compliance officer of the Federal Transit Administration.  In addition, the WMATA Board of Directors shall provide, immediately upon its issuance, a copy of the audited financial statements for FY 2014 and shall submit a plan to remedy any deficiencies without 30 days of receipt of the report."

(This amendment requires WMATA to submit quarterly reports detailing its actions to address and remedy the findings in the FTA Full Scope of System Review and to submit its FY 2014 audit to the Chairmen of the General Assembly Transportation and Money Committees.)