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MTA failed to verify millions in Red Line, Purple Line labor costs, audit finds
MTA failed to verify millions in Red Line, Purple Line labor costs, audit finds

The Maryland Transit Administration failed to verify the accuracy of millions of dollars in contractor-submitted architectural and engineering costs for the Red and Purple light rail lines, according to a state audit released Monday. The unverified labor bills from four contractor groups hired to work on the two pending transit lines, scheduled for Baltimore and the Washington suburbs, respectively, account for or relate to $232.8 million in overall costs under the multibillion-dollar projects, the audit found. That figure includes the labor costs as well as overhead and profit calculated under a formula based on the labor costs. "Although MTA had sufficient procedures in place to...

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