WBZ Channel 4: MBTA Has Major Problems Collecting, Protecting Fare Box Money
September 27, 2012 - The following content was originally published by WBZ News
A new state audit suggests the MBTA has major lapses in collecting and protecting fare box money.
There is a $101.7 million discrepancy in money collected from buses and trolleys from July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2011, according to the report, which was released Thursday morning by State Auditor Suzanne Bump’s office.
The automated fare collection system recorded $225.5 million in fare box cash receipts, but the actual fare box cash receipts deposited were $123.8 million.