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North County Transit District Rebuts KPBS/inewsource Investigation

How does the NCTD Board of Directors, essentially Mr. Tuckers Boss/es, feel about all this and why are they SO SILENT. What are they doing to ensure their fiduciary duty is being carried out? According to Mr. Tucker’s own admission, he wasn’t being told of a serious problem, therefore the Board wasn’t either. Does the Board not see anything at all wrong with Mr. Tucker’s answers and the internal process? Is the Board doing their job and protecting the public funds or just taking a laze fare position and Mr. Tucker’s word on everything?

There are so many contradictory statements in the letters to KPBS from NCTD Marketing and Communications person, so much so they had to send a correction. And what about funds being put into capital expenses that are clearly misclassified (and they point to a grant proposal as their backup explanation that even warns to not classify consulting and training under capital expenses? This is really basic stuff here and Mr. Tucker says he has to educate the pubic on transportation accounting and dismisses the GAS standards. I read all the documents, it’s clear to me.

Is the marketing person sending out letters with such mistakes on a clearly sensitive and challenging issue that questions competency and financial accuracy without Mr. Tucker signing off on them?! Another problem I think.

I have sat on several Boards. I’d be getting an outside person in there to check out the entire operation so quick it would make your head spin. If all’s clear…say so. If not, fix it, and then say so! Wake up Board of Directors, there are a few questions you need to clear up for the public. What say you :
Bill Horn = Supervisor
County of San Diego
Mark Packard Council Member
City of Carlsbad
Don Mosier Council Member
City of Del Mar
Tony Kranz Council Member
City of Encinitas
Ed Gallo Council Member
City of Escondido
Gary Felien Council Member
City of Oceanside
Rebecca Jones Vice Mayor
City of San Marcos
Mike Nichols Mayor
City of Solana Beach
John Aguilera Council Member
City of Vista

April 18, 2013 at 9:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

SPRINTER Funds Used For Buses — And Studies

As a non-profit executive i get very bent out of shape if i see misuse and misallocation of funds. Riders on the Sprinter need to be safe and know their vehicle can stop, pretty clear to me this needs to be done. Did they really need to spend $863,000 for various “studies” instead?!! I supposed they can answer some of their own questions poised in these studies by now with all the vehicles being shut down and completely out of service. How much did that cost in revenue loss? No matter, i guess they will just figure out some way to add it to the capital expense line. I think its rather obvious they need to rethink the agency's current work environment...I can save them the $150,000 on that one and fix more brakes! Its just not right !!!

April 5, 2013 at 8:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )