BYD’s confidential Metro evaluations

In an­swer to a pub­lic re­cords re­quest by the Los Angeles Times, Metro provided more than 500 pages of eval­u­ations made by four seni­or staff mem­bers who scru­tin­ized pro­pos­als from three vendors to sell the agency 40-foot elec­tric buses. BYD had the low­est tech­nic­al scores but highest award for job cre­ation, and won the con­tract.

Sources: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority