Friday, June 9, 2017

Déjà vu all over again--Metro and the Silver Spring Transit Center

The stories are similar; the endings are the same: 
  • a "monumental debacle" public works project that is 5 years over schedule, tens of millions over budget and is flawed by design, construction and inspection "errors and omissions"
  • a once state-of-the-art subway system, only 40 years old (a baby as far as subway systems go), plagued by serious safety, operations and maintenance problems, ruined by public and private incompetence in the form of mismanagement, neglect and political malfeasance

Who pays for these disasters?

We taxpayers do--all of us. No one goes to jail. No one loses their job. 

Once again, we're left holding the bag.

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