SafeTrack planning faulted in GAO report
Metro failed to adequately plan the launch of its SafeTrack maintenance program, incurring extra costs and adding to headaches for commuters and local elected officials because of the lack of foresight and preparation, federal auditors said Tuesday.
The report by the Government Accountability Office said inspections conducted by Metro in advance of the project were “not comprehensive and did not collect detailed data on the condition of all track infrastructure,” which prevented the agency from prioritizing critical areas in need of repairs and working more efficiently.
“Where were they when this place was going to hell? Where were they? Where were people when they should have been doing their oversight?” Metro board Chairman Jack Evans on the GAO report