- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 21, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — The independent oversight agency that oversees Metro says it is working to respond to a Federal Transit Administration audit that found serious deficiencies.

Tri-State Oversight Committee Chairman Matt Bassett said Wednesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that his agency is working diligently to respond to the FTA’s March review.

The FTA found deep deficiencies at the committee and Metro. The oversight committee has until May 4 to respond to the FTA.

Interim Metro General Manager Richard Sarles said Metro also is addressing the recommendations from the FTA audit.

FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff presented the audit to the full House committee, saying there are “serious organizational problems” at Metro, citing inadequate communicate and management resources.

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