Report 2009-106 Recommendation 4 Responses

Report 2009-106: High-Speed Rail Authority: It Risks Delays or an Incomplete System Because of Inadequate Planning, Weak Oversight, and Lax Contract Management (Release Date: April 2010)

Recommendation #4 To: High-Speed Rail Authority, California

To ensure that it does not run out of funds for administrative and preconstruction tasks prematurely, the Authority should track expenditures for these activities and develop a long-term spending plan for them. It also should develop procedures and systems to ensure that it complies with Recovery Act requirements.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From September 2012

The Authority has implemented a monthly control procedure and supporting spreadsheet that collects monthly cost data from CALSTARS and reports on cumulative information for administrative and pre-construction costs. The procedure and spreadsheet also supports the projections of future costs. The reporting template is updated monthly for actual results while projections for administrative and pre-construction costs will be updated annually by management supported by the PMT.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2009-106

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.