Connect Transit spending

By:  Diane Benjamin

The bills approved for payment at the September Connect Transit Board meeting are included here:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4zAZemF_qQuOUc3ckRxVGZfUWM/view

Toward the bottom of the list is this:

ct1 ct2

These card charges total $11,209.28.

I did A FOIA request for the last three months of Commerce Bank card charges.  See them here:  Commerce-Bank-statements

These charges are from the statement is dated 7/18, pages 2-6.  Travel expenses include trips to Arizona, Virginia, and Michigan.  Others may be listed, it’s not easy to tell from the statement.

The May Report for the June meeting shows NO spending on Visa Cards http://www.connect-transit.com/documents/June%2028%202016%20Regular%20Board%20Meeting%20Binder1.pdf

but:

April bills show travel of:  http://www.connect-transit.com/documents/May%2024,%202016%20Regular%20Board%20Agenda%20Binder1.pdf

apr-travel

June Travel shows:  http://www.connect-transit.com/documents/July%2026,%202016%20Regular%20Board%20Meeting%20Binder1.pdf

junetravelSomehow the exact same amount is listed for July:  http://www.connect-transit.com/documents/August%2023,%202016%20Reguar%20Board%20Meeting%20Binder1.pdf
july-travel
The statement with charges from July and August (pages 7-12) show travel to New York, Minnesota, Colorado, and North Dakota.

The August and September statement (pages 13-19) has travel to California, Moline Il, Dairy Queen (180.30), and Advocate Healthcare (75.00).

Many of these trips show more than one person traveled to the same place.

Ridership continues to decline and the losses are massive.  What do they learn from traveling?

(How to spend the exact same amount two months in a row?)

.

.

.

 

Advertisements

Comments

  1. Why Does Andrew Johnson need $500 per month for car allowance? Shouldn’t he be riding the bus?

    Like

  2. Carol Rogers says:

    You are amazing! Please keep it up! I am getting behind Kevin Lower and want to concentrate on getting the Christian community to the polls. Not sure yet what that will entail but since so few people actually vote, I know that we can win!! And YOU are the reason I am knowledgeable and enthused about getting involved!

    Thank you,

    Carol

    Like

  3. This amount of money spent on travel is a red flag for abusive use of tax dollars.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

. .

wordpress stats plugin
%d bloggers like this: