(Cross-posted from the Accountable Strategies blog)The book points out that that the Big Dig, in particular, suffered from a range of managerial issues common to public projects in which key managerial functions have been privatized. … [Read more...]
Big Dig settlement: What should we think?
So, we're getting $458 million from Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff et al. $100 million is going to be spent immediately. The contractors are released from criminal liability, and not prohibited from working on MA projects in the … [Read more...]
A rush to judgment in the Big Dig tunnel collapse
Cross-posted from the Accountable Strategies BlogPowers Fasteners may well be guilty of all of these charges and may deserve to have the book thrown at them. But certainly others are to blame in this mess. Yet from the tenor of … [Read more...]
Big Dig Culture: Could this be more pathetic?
Isn't this just more and more astonishing? Mitt chucks 'Pike chief and all-around good-guy John Cogliano under the bus:Gov. Mitt Romney is blaming transportation secretary John Coglianos haste to reopen Big Dig tunnels after Julys fatal … [Read more...]
Bechtel Bucks Buying Breaks?
From the Hiding In Plain Sight Department, Aaron does good work with the lobbyist database. Here are some folks who have taken money from Bechtel lobbyists who work with Bechtel (thanks to Hoyapaul) -- Aaron doesn't specify a time … [Read more...]
The Big Big Dig List
OK, so here's a list of people I want to see giving testimony at a long table that comes up to their necks, with nothing but a glass of lukewarm, sediment-laden tap water to comfort them:Jim Kerasiotes: Head of the Big Dig from 1991-2000. … [Read more...]