SunLine Receives Outstanding Marks from FTA

Feb 27, 2014

Thousand Palms, CA – February 26, 2014: SunLine Transit Agency Board of Directors received the results of the Triennial Review conducted by consultants for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). General Manager Lauren Skiver told the Board that these results demonstrate a very solid operation here at SunLine.

The Triennial Review occurs once every three years and is one of the FTA's management tools for examining grant management, programs and operational practices.  The review concentrated on policies, procedures and practices employed by Agency staff.  SunLine received one minor deficiency this year, but was much improved from the four deficiencies it received in 2010.

"The excellent review confirms SunLine Transit Agency is committed to operational excellence,” states Lauren Skiver.  The Agency continues to move forward with high standards and ethical practices instituted under the leadership of Lauren Skiver and the direction of the SunLine Board of Directors.  Chairman of the Board, Councilmember Glenn Miller states, "This is exactly the type of results the Board expects. My colleagues and I have worked tirelessly to make SunLine a top notch organization; this just confirms it."

The comprehensive review by federal officials looks at many operational areas including: Legal; Financial Management and Financial Capacity; Technical; Maintenance; Procurement;  Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE); Planning/Program of Projects; Title VI; Public Comment on Fare and Service Changes; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Safety and Security; Drug Free Workplace; Drug and Alcohol Program and Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO).


About SunLine Transit Agency
SunLine Transit Agency is a joint powers authority formed in 1977 to operate the Coachella Valley's public transportation system.  Its vehicles travel more than 21 million passenger miles per year, covering over 556 bus stops located throughout a 1,120 mile-service area.  SunLine offers fixed route bus service and curb-to-curb paratransit for the mobility impaired. 

posted 2-27-2014