Archives for October 2012

Get on the Party Bus with CTA

Cause of Action’s investigative report, “A Bus Tour of Chicago-Style Fraud,” revealed the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) may have improperly received up to $150 million in taxpayer funds, dating as far back as 1982. Since our report was published, we now know that the Department of Transportation was aware of […]

Bloomberg story proves Cause of Action’s investigation right on the money

Last week, Cause of Action released a report called, “A Bus Tour of Chicago Style Fraud.” It turns out that our suspicions were correct. As Bloomberg News reports today , the U.S. Transportation Department knew that “…[the] Chicago Transit Authority collected more federal aid than it should have after inflating […]

Bloomberg News: Chicago Agency Overbilling U.S. Told to Change Mileage Claims

Read the full story here. Business Week “Cause of Action, a Washington-based research organization, in a report last week suggested the federal government was slow to investigate “Chicago-style fraud” at the authority because Transportation Department General Counsel Robert Rivkin held the same post at CTA from 2001 to 2004 and […]

Press Release: FTA Confirms Overreporting by the CTA

FTA Confirms Overreporting by the CTA Cause of Action’s Investigation Into Potential Fraud With Federal Grant Money Exposes CTA & the Department of Transportation   WASHINGTON – In the wake of Cause of Action’s investigation into potential fraud at the Chicago Transit Authority, new facts have emerged confirming not only […]

Letter to CTA Confirms Overreporting of Mileage for Grant Money

As Bloomberg News reports, “The Chicago Transit Authority collected more federal aid than it should have after inflating mileage covered by its bus routes, the U.S. Transportation Department said.” Confirming the investigation of Cause of Action released last week, the letter from the Federal Transit Administration found below, confirms that […]

Final Administrative Appeal Letter to NPS

Final Administrative Appeal Letter to NPS

An update about Drakes Bay Oyster Company

Over the past few months, Cause of Action has been working to make sure the Lunnys, a family who runs Drakes Bay Oyster Company (DBOC), are able to keep their oyster business open. With less than 45 days until the deadline for a decision, there are several updates on this […]