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Laurel: To auditing the Port Authority of Allegheny County

| Monday, March 5, 2018, 12:45 p.m.
A Port Authority bus makes a stop on Liberty Avenue in Downtown, Friday, September 2, 2016.
Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review
A Port Authority bus makes a stop on Liberty Avenue in Downtown, Friday, September 2, 2016.

State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale will investigate the mass-transit agency for the second time in four years, with an eye toward whether it has fixed problems with procurement and employee-relocation costs identified in the previous audit, as well as examining its driver and police-officer hiring procedures.

As Mr. DePasquale says, with new CEO Katharine Eagan Kelleman in place, it's an ideal time for another audit of the agency. No doubt riders and taxpayers are eager to learn what it will show about the Port Authority, which always seems to be strapped for cash.

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