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Report Summary
Department of Transportation

Selected Programs

Statewide Audit Fiscal Year 1996


Public Release Date: January 31, 1997 No. 97-06

Agency Background

The Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is responsible to provide a balanced transportation system in Minnesota. The system includes aeronautics, highways, motor carriers, ports, public transit, railroads, and pipelines. The department funds it activities mainly from Trunk Highway Fund appropriations, federal grants, and bond proceeds. Department expenditures for fiscal year 1996 totaled approximately $1.4 billion. James N. Denn is the commissioner of the department.

Selected Audit Areas and Conclusions

Our audit scope included those areas material to the state of Minnesota's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the year ended June 30, 1996, and to the Single Audit objectives. It included the Highway Planning and Construction Program (CFDA 20.205), the Airport Improvement Program (CFDA 20.106), County State-Aid Highway Fund grants, Municipal State-Aid-Street Fund grants, and bridge construction.

We found that the Department of Transportation's financial activities for the programs included in the statewide audit scope are fairly presented in the state of Minnesota's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 1996.

We found that the department complied with the general and program specific federal requirements for the Highway Planning and Construction Program and the Airport Improvement Program.


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