Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Rell Orders CTDOT Audit

Today's Courant reports that Governor Rell has ordered that an independent auditor investigate the I-84 project that recently was reported to have serious catch basin problems. More importantly
Rell said the auditor, which had not been hired at the time of Rell's announcement late Monday, also will review the internal oversight capabilities of the state Department of Transportation, which bid the project and is ultimately responsible for it.
The governor said she would instruct the auditor to review all contracts the DOT has awarded to DeFelice and Maguire for compliance and quality of the work performed. In addition, she said, the auditor "will conduct a top-to-bottom review of the DOT's internal oversight processes.

"I will not permit a highway contractor and an oversight contractor to, in effect, defraud the DOT and our taxpayers. Those who seek to cheat the state will be held accountable," Rell said. "Where change is required, no matter how large or small, we will make changes." (Courant)"
This is the right first step, for this incident. But the CTDOT problems extend beyond contracting oversight. A good question for the governor to ask is why CTDOT management fails to hold utility companies responsible for substandard patching? And if those completion bonds are being released without qualified inspections.

The Courant, I-84 Project To Be Audited, By EDMUND H. MAHONY 10/03/06.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Boy, if you ever want Governor Moody to do something, just get it in the Hartford Courant. Why wasn't there oversight on the project as it went forward? Just one more public works clusterf***

bluecoat said...

Korta, the Rowland hack that Jodi kept on at the top of the DOT, never knew anything was wrong at Bradley when Tommasso was screwing the state; what makes anyone think this screwup that would be obvious to a second year enegineering student would get picked up?. How many photo - ops or drive-bys did COnnDOT do on this; once, just once, someone from the state must have looked down at one of the ditches...

Anonymous said...

Also posted in previous thread ...

Again we benefit from bluecoat's expertise in all matters. Not only does he have experience in construction inspection, he knows all about the inside dealings of the Rell administration too. Does his wisdom have no end?

Anonymous said...

I see my state senator is more interested in gay congressmen talking dirty to pages than doing anything for his commuting constituents....I suppose Lite Rock doesn;t mind sitting in traffic, myabe he listens to Air Supply CD's sitting in gridlock

The Architect said...

Where was State Senator Chris Murphy while this debacle was going down? Too busy flirting with aspirations of higer office rather than taking care of his constitutents.

bluecoat said...

the illusion that Rell is NICE is just an illusion when you consider the comments of her supporters - not so nice.

Anonymous said...

Aw, is oo feewins hurt, bwoocoat?