Preventative maintenance often late for buses
Auditor general report aimed 6 out of 10 recommendations at Halifax Transit management
Preventative maintenance on Halifax buses is often done late, and it’s done late more often at one of the municipality’s two bus garages, according to a report from the auditor general.
Auditor general Evangeline Colman-sadd tabled her office’s latest report to regional council’s audit and finance committee on Wednesday, making 10 recommendations aimed at improving Halifax Transit’s maintenance processes. Colman-sadd’s office completed the performance audit between April 1, 2016 and May 31, 2018, including interviews with managers, reviews of internal policies, programs and procedures and bus manufacturer manuals, and a sample audit The auditor general’s report notably took issue with preventative maintenance scheduling and a disparity between the municipality’s two transit garages.
of maintenance records on 30 buses.
“Overall, I would say it’s a relatively positive report. Transit certainly has processes to schedule maintenance, they have a process to make sure maintenance is done on
a day-to-day basis and they have a good process to look at capital replacement of buses and when buses need to be replaced,” Colman-sadd told reporters on Wednesday.
Six of the 10 recommendations in the report are aimed
at Halifax Transit management. The first addresses preventative maintenance scheduling, and the disparity between the two transit garages.