MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRICK CONTINUES THE FAILURE OF BOTCHED TRANSPORATION POLICIES FOR THE SPECIAL INTERESTS.....APPOINTMENT OF DISCREDITED JIM ALOISI AS TRANSPORTATION CZAR FRONT PERSON ONLY CONTINUES THE FAILURE OF HIS GURU FRED SALVUCCI THE DESIGNER WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BIG DIG SCHEME AND TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE FAILURES
The appointment and those trying to justify Jim Aloisi as Massachusetts Transportation are absolutely wrong. Bad doctors should not be defended by the Medical Society. Likewise, horrific lawyers are not supported by the Bar Association. Therefore, Special Self Interest Transportation lawyers like Jim Aloisi whose most questionable track record should not be supported. Supporting the despicable proven transportation record are his Special Interest Colleagues shows self interest prevails at the expense of the common interest.
Any public relations attempts to give Jim Aloisi credibility only diffuses attention, damage control or cover up of his resume of sharing responsibility for the Massachusetts Transportation failure. The decades Aloisi failed self and special interest resume should have been the basis for his rejection to this position. Governor Patrick who recently appointed a so called Ethics Taskforce has clearly sent a direct message reform and integrity will not be part of his administration. Already, there were questions of judgment of Governor Deval Patrick as revealed in prior held positions for Texaco, Coca Cola, and a paid Board member and advocate for guilty home loan provider Ameriquest.
The issue of Jim Aloisi is all the facts of him being part of the special interest guilty or enabler crowd that knowingly have allowed the Massachusetts Transportation Calamity to what the state is facing today.
Aloisi is a giant in the culture of his mentor and advocate former Transportation Secretary Fred Salvucci who plotted the conspiracy of little or no accountability or oversight on the BIG DIG that gave us no bid cost plus Bechtel Parsons private managers with all the construction shoddiness that is an international example in inefficiency, waste and mismanagement. This led to the Big Dig going from the original $2.3 Billion to its current$23 Billion Plus. Recently, Aloisi voted as a member of the Massport Board to give Big Dig Parsons Brinkerhoff Managers a multi million dollar contract after all the carnage of wasteful public dollar spending and unnecessary human tragic suffering. The Aloisi questionable tenure as Turnpike lawyer was a disaster. Aloisi then being hired as a Turnpike private attorney with questionable billings ranging from $600,000 to $1,000,000 further adds to his lack of any credibility. All these issues with his campaign contributions to Governor Patrick and Beacon Hill insiders shows Aloisi stands with the special interests and not for the common good of the citizens of Massachusetts.
If Governor Patrick really wanted to resort to the past and history of what inefficiency, waste, and mismanagement that was part of the Big Dig, Tunnels, and Turnpike, he should have brought back the real manipulator that laid the real ground work for all that is wrong and went wrong for the past several decades in the Massachusetts Transportation infrastructure. That person is MIT Professor and father of the Big Dig, Massachusetts Road and Bridge failure himself, the real Transportation Secretary in or out of office Fred Salvucci and not wannabe protege Jim Aloisi.
The sole issue is the track record of the candidate. The track record of Aloisi is despicable and he should not serve. The original Turnpike and Tunnel Bonds were paid off years ago and the road should have been set free. The Turnpike was advertised of not to pay for the Big Dig that was to be paid with 90% Federal funds and did not leaving Massachusetts citizens responsible. The Massachusetts Legislature and Citizens were deceived. Federal Highway Funds for repairs to Massachusetts roads and bridges were diverted to the Big Dig under the Salvucci doctrine. The previous promised Gas Tax did not fix Massachusetts roads and bridges as also promised. Aloisi was in authority when the devious Salvucci was planning and implementing the conspiracy, silent, fully aware, and did nothing to prevent the Massachusetts Transportation Calamity we face today. Aloisi has lost the faith and trust to manage billions of Transportation Agencies Tax and Toll Dollars.
Jim Aloisi should not even been considered for Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation based on his Special and Self Interest Track Record that has been documented by many already in the media.