Regional Transit Authority to debate future of CEO

Posted at 5:49 AM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 05:49:28-05

Its CEO is under scrutiny, accused of over-charging the Regional Transit Authority for expenses.

The topic is expected to spark a heated debate when the RTA board meets this morning.

The expenses are regarding Michael Ford's contract. Costs like health care, travel expenses,  and cell phone bills.

The problem is a spokesperson said those were being overcharged.

It's unclear if it was an accident, but the RTA has launched an investigation. Ford has re-paid $19,000.

His contract is up this year and the board is expected to debate whether or not it should be renewed.

The meeting is scheduled for this morning at 8 a.m. at the Wayne County Community Downriver campus.