Why This Audit Matters Because the contractors perform the majority of winter road maintenance activities for the City, it is critical that the Division properly designs and manages the contracts. If contractors do not meet their required service levels during winter snow events, the Division may not be able to ensure public and road safety […]
The Auditor General’s Office recently completed a review of Transportation Services local road resurfacing contracts. The report entitled “Local Road Resurfacing – Contract Management Issues” is available at: http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-58415.pdf The report identified issues in the areas of progress payments, quality assurance and project documentation. It was determined that supplementary audit work on road measurement practices […]
The Auditor General’s Audit Work Plan included a review of Transportation Services’ Summer Road Maintenance Program. The Division has recently realigned priorities with more emphasis being placed on road preventive maintenance activities. As a result, additional capital funding has been allocated to road resurfacing in order to extend the useful life of roads. In 2012, […]
The Auditor General’s Audit Work Plan included a review of the controls implemented by Transportation Services to maintain an inventory of traffic control devices. The objective of this review was to assess if the Traffic Plant Installation and Maintenance (TPIM) unit, in Transportation Services, maintains effective controls to safeguard the inventory of traffic control devices. […]
The Auditor General’s Work Plan included a review of enforcement and revenue collection for commercial and residential encroachments. More specifically, we selected the front yard and boulevard parking program for review. This report includes nine recommendations and includes management’s response to each one of the recommendations. The implementation of the recommendations contained in this report […]
In 2007, the City of Toronto entered into a 20 year Agreement with Astral Media Outdoor LP for the supply, manufacture, installation, and maintenance of over 25,000 street furniture elements. The coordinated street furniture comprises a range of transit shelters, litter/recycling receptacles, tourist/area information pillars, public notice structures, benches, bicycle parking stands, multi-publication boxes, and […]
The recommendations contained in this report address concerns identified during the Auditor General’s review of two specific construction contracts. The issues raised likely are applicable to other contracts throughout the City. The implementation of the recommendations will improve the way the City manages its major contracts.
The Toronto Maintenance Management System is a critical tool for the management of the Transportation Services Division’s operations. The objectives for auditing the Toronto Maintenance Management System were to assess how well the system supports the operations of the Transportation Services Division and whether the ongoing development and delivery of the system is in accordance […]