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The Auditor General’s 2013 Audit Work Plan included an audit of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Bus Maintenance and Shops Department. Due to the Department’s extensive operations, the audit was divided into two separate phases. Phase One, which focused on conventional buses, was completed in December 2013, and the audit report was submitted to the TTC Audit Committee and the TTC Board in February 2014.

Phase Two focused on TTC’s non-revenue fleet and resulted in two audit reports. This report focuses on the management and maintenance of non-revenue and equipment fleet. A separate report addresses controls over fuel card usage for the non-revenue and equipment fleet.

The audit report includes 21 recommendations to help improve vehicle reliability, operational effectiveness and efficiency, as well as controlling fleet costs. All of the audit recommendations are in keeping with and supportive of strategic objectives set out in TTC’s Five-Year 2013-2017 Corporate Plan.

The audit results and recommendations are contained in the attached report entitled “Review of Toronto Transit Commission Bus Maintenance and Shops Department, Phase Two: Non-Revenue Fleet and Equipment Management and Maintenance.” Management responses to the audit recommendations are also attached.