Submitted by Whatcom Transportation Authority

COVID-19 disrupted or cancelled a great number of annual events. But it did not stop the Washington State Auditor’s Office from conducting their annual audit of WTA. That’s a good thing, too. Because WTA just received its 24th consecutive “audit with no findings”!

A Washington State review team conducted its annual audit and verified WTA’s compliance with federal, state and agency financial policies. Upon completion, they issued an opinion regarding how accurately WTA’s financial statements represent the agency’s actual financial condition. According to the report, Authority operations complied with applicable requirements and provided adequate safeguarding of public resources, and WTA’s financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the agency.

The State Auditor’s Office independently serves the citizens of Washington by promoting accountability, fiscal integrity and openness in state and local government. Working with these governments, the State Auditor’s Office strives to ensure the proper use of public resources.

WTA provides fixed route, paratransit, rural dial-a-ride, vanpool, and on-demand van service in Whatcom County, Washington. WTA’s mission is to enhance our community by delivering safe, reliable, efficient and friendly service. To learn more about the Lynden Hop, call (360) 676-7433 or visit www.ridewta.com/hop.

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