Washington state governor approves transportation audits

| 6/30/2003

Washington state Gov. Gary Locke recently signed legislation into law requiring regular performance audits of transportation programs.

The new law – SB5748 – calls for an 11-member transportation performance audit board to review how money is spent and whether programs have value. The board will include five citizens, four lawmakers, the state auditor and a member appointed by the governor.

The board will administer performance reviews and then determine whether more targeted audits are required.