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Quality Control Review of Single Audit on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

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On May 19, we issued a quality control review report on a single audit performed by Clifton Gunderson LLP on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Authority’s) use of United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) grants for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.  During this period, the Authority expended about $281 million of grants from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and from Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).  Clifton Gunderson rendered an unqualified (clean) opinion on the Authority's financial statements; however, Clifton Gunderson made a recommendation to the Authority regarding the application of its indirect cost rate.  We determined that Clifton Gunderson’s work generally met the requirements of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, the Single Audit Act of 1984, as amended, and the Office of Management and Budget Circular A–133.  We found nothing to indicate that Clifton Gunderson’s opinion on the financial statements or reports on internal control and compliance were inappropriate or unreliable.