Bidding error costs transit agency $907,000

August 28, 2008 6:00:13 AM PDT
Transit officials in Scranton must repay the federal government $907,000 for filing to advertise for work it helped fund on the city's proposed intermodal transportation center. The County of Lackawanna Transit System must pay $250,000 from its operating budget to the Federal Transit Administration before Sept. 30. The rest will be paid through deductions from federal formula grants for the fiscal years 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Board members Thomas Moran and Tony Morell say the authority is looking at cost-cutting measures to make up the $250,000, including eliminating positions and joining an insurance consortium. They say daily operations of COLTS and upcoming capital projects likely will not suffer because the authority builds up unused capital money each year.

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Information from: The Scranton Times, http://thetimes-tribune.com/

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