Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Contracts for Personal and Miscellaneous Services

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation providing transportation services in and around the New York City metropolitan area. We examined the MTA’s use of contracts for personal and miscellaneous services. We determined that the MTA was awarding about 700 such contracts annually at an average cost of about $1.5 billion a year. We examined whether the MTA was adequately evaluating the need to contract for such services and found that certain improvements were needed. For example, the need for such contracts was not always documented. We recommended that this need be documented. We also recommended that the MTA periodically re-evaluate its need for such contracts.

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