An MTS Rapid bus. Photo by Chris Jennewein

Operations of the buses and trolleys of the Metropolitan Transit System received a perfect score in an audit by the state of California.

The state audit, which is required every three years in order to continue to receive state funds, focused on responsible management of all aspects of the transit system.

“A perfect performance audit is a testament to great work being done up and down the ranks at MTS. San Diego residents should be confident that tax dollars are being well-spent now and going into the future,” said MTS Chief Executive Officer Paul Jablonski.

MTS receives nearly $90 million annually under the state Transportation Development Act for operations .

The audit noted that MTS now had over 10,000 security cameras installed, had successfully completed a $660 million upgrade of the trolley rail network and had begun operation of the Rapid high frequency, limited-stop bus service.

The performance audit was administered by the San Diego Association of Governments and prepared by CH2M Hill.

A year ago MTS received a perfect score for the third consecutive time during an audit by the Federal Transit Administration that takes place every three years.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.