Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority

Selected Financial Management and Operating Practices

The Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority provides public transit services and mandated services for the disabled in and around the City of Rochester and in four adjacent counties. Regional Transit Service, Inc. (RTS), the Authority’s largest subsidiary, has a fleet of 252 buses. RTS operates a bus maintenance department, and uses a computerized system to track the effectiveness of maintenance activities. However, our audit found the Authority cannot determine whether RTS performs maintenance tasks efficiently and effectively because the system for tracking maintenance does not provide reliable data. Furthermore, RTS has no productivity standards to measure its maintenance performance, and may be paying more than it should in mechanic overtime costs. We also found the Authority does not always comply with its expenditure and procurement guidelines, and has not provided complete and timely reports to oversight agencies.

For a complete copy of Report 2002-S-37 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.
For a copy of the associated follow-up report click here.