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inewsource: Board Chair at LA's @Metrolink calls audit of NCTD's oversight division "frightening" http://t.co/S0ocHlrtMV @SDNewsFeed @METROmagTweet
inewsource: 19 deficiencies found (eight months ago) in NCTD's Contracts dept: @UnivisionSD @sdfact @KUSI_News @cbs8 @10news http://t.co/XR67ILPfrk
inewsource: Auditor and LA transit chairman on NCTD's contracting department & oversight: http://t.co/yFaUadHeIX @FTA_DOT @APTA_Transit @MassTransitmag
inewsource: LA Metro and @Metrolink Board Chair calls @goNCTD audit "frightening," along with its 19 deficiencies. http://t.co/522vLeSiVO @transportdata