'A Perfect Storm': Roanoke Bus System Has Major Financial Control Issues, Audits Find

An auditor described one finding that Valley Metro failed to pay contractors who built the new transit center on time as 'a big deal.'

Roanoke leaders and transit officials celebrate the opening of the city's new downtown transit center in June 2023. PHOTO BY HENRI GENDREAU FOR THE ROANOKE RAMBLER

Roanokeā€™s bus system has significant financial management issues, which if not addressed could imperil its ability to secure future funding and provide services, according to auditors.