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Senator Huffines Files Bill to Audit RMAs

Senate Bill 1184 will ask for a full and complete audit of Regional Mobility Authorities

Austin- State Senator Don Huffines (R - SD 16) has filed legislation that will ask for a full and complete audit of Regional Mobility Authorities (RMAs).  There are nine RMAs across the state of Texas, and they have power and authority over regional transportation plans as subsidiaries of TxDOT.  Unfortunately there is insufficient oversight over them.  SB 1184 will require the State Auditor to audit all nine RMAs.  This bill is currently scheduled for a committee hearing on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.   

“Every level of government must have checks and balances,” said Senator Huffines.  “This audit will give us a better understanding of how RMAs spend the funding they receive from taxpayer dollars.  The taxpayers of Texas don't want to hear that we are giving anyone a blank check, especially not a subsidiary of TxDOT.  This will help institute more efficient practices for RMAs, and will lead to greater transparency and oversight as we increase funding for transportation infrastructure."  

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