According to a report released by Maryland’s Office of Legislative Audits looking into the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA), thousands of drivers were incorrectly charged by Maryland tolls between April 13, 2021, and January 30, 2022.
“Based on our data analysis for all MDTA toll facilities, we identified 82,847 customers that were potentially charged more than once for a single trip through a toll facility. The toll charges (including both potential duplicate tolls and correct tolls) for these customers totaled approximately $645,000. A majority of these tolls (80 percent) occurred at three toll facilities – the Intercounty Connector (ICC), the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial (Bay) Bridge, and the Fort McHenry Tunnel.”
According to the report, the Office of Legislative Audits provided MDTA with the necessary information to follow-up on the customers identified through our data analysis who were potentially charged improper tolls. “Finally, we shared with MDTA the criteria used in our data analysis so that, in conjunction with the tolling contractors, MDTA could perform similar analyses in the future. Any corrective actions taken by MDTA regarding customer tolling accuracy will be subject to review during our next fiscal compliance audit of MDTA.
We shared our observations with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and MDTA in March 2023. Although this report contains no recommendations, we provided a draft copy of the report to MDOT and MDTA for review and comment. MDTA has provided a written response to our findings, which we believe demonstrates its agreement and describes an appropriate corrective action plan.” The full report can be found here.
Back in September we let you know that Country Boy Market, a staple in Montgomery County for nearly seven decades, announced it is winding down operations and will be closing…
Holly Morris celebrated 25 years at FOX5 with the station putting together a fun 12 minute video clip of her greatest moments. The clip can be seen below.
Metro is reminding customers to plan ahead if traveling on the Red, Blue, Silver, and Green lines this weekend due to planned track and construction work.
Metro leaders celebrated the completion of the Tenleytown-AU Station Escalator Replacement Project and reopening of the east entrance with a ribbon cutting ceremony.