City Audit Report Finds a Mess at DOT | WYPR

City Audit Report Finds a Mess at DOT

Oct 31, 2018

Mayor Catherine Pugh stands to the right of Director of Baltimore City's DOT Michelle Porciau
Credit Dominique Maria Bonessi

Baltimore City’s Department of Transportation is in shambles, according to an audit released today.

An audit from the 2016—2017 fiscal year found that the department couldn’t document its claims about the safety of the city’s bridges, nor could it document docking fees at city marinas or keep track of the ridership on the city’s circulator buses.

City Auditor Audrey Askew told city leaders at the Board of Estimates meeting this morning that she was not able to determine whether the department met its goals because of lack of supporting documentation.

Mayor Catherine Pugh said the findings pre-date the tenure of the current director, Michelle Pourciau