Sunline transit agency celebrates clean audit for 3rd consecutive year

(Thousand Palms, CA)

SunLine Transit Agency General Manager C. Mikel Oglesby proudly announces that SunLine has again demonstrated its financial integrity for the 3rd consecutive year as documented in the FY 2008 financial audit conducted by Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C (MHM). MHM won the contract through Riverside County Transit Commission (RCTC) to audit transit agencies and Measure A recipients.

MHM, with over 55 years of experience, has a strong, credible and reliable history, as well as a superior understanding of the transportation industry. Typically, first time audits are more grueling as a new auditor spends more time and increased focus on learning about the agency and how it operates. An audit with no findings is particularly satisfying after the scrutiny of fresh eyes. “I could not be more pleased with the outcome of SunLine’s clean financial audit, depicting that our house is well in order,” states Oglesby.

Those who remember the dire financial state of SunLine just five years ago can appreciate the continuing successes generated from the high standards and ethical practices instituted under the leadership of Oglesby and the direction of the SunLine Board of Directors. Chairman of the Board Bud England states “It’s obvious we’ve come a long way over the last few years to get a nice, clean bill of health”. The FY 2008 clean audit reflects the dedication and effort of all departments working together as a team.

About SunLine Transit Agency

SunLine Transit Agency is a joint powers authority formed in 1977 to operate the Coachella Valley’s public transportation system. Its vehicles travel more than 21 million passenger miles per year, covering over 556 bus stops located throughout a 1,120 mile-service area. SunLine offers fixed route bus service and curb-to-curb paratransit for the mobility impaired.

For more information, visit SunLine Transit Agency online at www.sunline.org. Contact SunLine Transit Agency Customer Service at toll free at (800)-347-8628.

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