The U.S. Department of Transportation shouldn’t let Seattle sit on $7.4 million in transit grants the city failed to spend on streetcar extensions along First Avenue and on Broadway, a new audit says.

Federal sleuths also criticized the city’s former Lander Street Bridge budget in Sodo, along with cash-flow paperwork in smaller federally aided projects.

The USDOT’s “oversight is not sufficient to ensure the city of Seattle meets requirements for managing federal transportation funds,” the Office of Inspector General found in its Feb. 1 report.






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