BUS and tram bosses have been accused of riding on a publicly-funded expenses gravy train.
A culture of free spending at the Merseyside Integrated Transport Authority is suggested by monthly statements for corporate credit cards.
Records obtained by the Sunday Express show expenses for five top Merseytravel managers and its elected chairman Mark Dowd.
The credit cards were used for anything from a cup of coffee to a £1,300 corporate banquet at a leading Liverpool restaurant.
The items include a £140 payment to the Labour Party by Mr Dowd and £165 restaurant bill for a meal he paid for during the 2009 Labour Party Conference in Brighton.
And that is before we get into the tram fiasco or the 'vertical integration' scandal which together wasted millions.