Audit: Dangerous drivers, questionable expenses at agency for disabled New Yorkers

Dangerous drivers remained on the road, dubious purchases were made and vehicle recalls went without repair at the state agency that is in charge of supervising the transportation of disabled New Yorkers, according to a new analysis of records.

An audit by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office has found multiple problems and lapses in the vast client transportation system overseen by the state Office for People With Developmental Disabilities.

With responsibility for 140,000 New Yorkers with special needs, OPWDD has oversight for 650 service providers including the state of New York which in total operate hundreds of vans and other vehicles to take people back and forth on outings, doctor visits and other trips. …

Source: Audit: Dangerous drivers, questionable expenses at agency for disabled New Yorkers

 


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