LCTA Ghost Rider Probe May Lead To Funding Cuts

Published 01/31 2014 06:42PM

Updated 01/31 2014 07:34PM

Luzerne County Council Chairman Rick Morelli says the council will take action of some type in light of a Penndot report that alleges over inflated ridership numbers-As a result Penndot is seeking a $3 million dollar refund of state funds-- The report comes in the midst of a Statewide Investigating Grand Jury probe of the LCTA--Morelli said, "We may have to take back some of the money we gave the LCTA--We have investigative powers and can do an audit-- We can remove board members and start over-" State Senator John Yudichak is also keeping an eye on the developments at the LCTA-- He said, "We have to make sure taxpayer dollars are protected and the needed services are affordable and accessible--"  LCTA officials say they met on Friday and reviewed the Penndot report and say they will respond to that report--They have insisted from day one they did nothing wrong or illegal---

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