FRONT PAGE STORY IN BOSTON GLOBE ABOUT LAWSUIT CONCERNING ALLEGED UNSAFE TRAGIC GUARDRAILS ON THE BOSTON CENTRAL ARTERY PROJECT BIG DIG...THE MOST EXPENSIVE TRANSPORTATION PROJECT IN THE WORLD RIDDLED WITH WASTE, FRAUD, AND ABUSE
I cannot believe this news story. The Boston Globe management and several reporters have been enablers for no accountability and oversight on the Big Dig from start to finish.
When Globe Reporters such as Peter Howe, Charles Sennott, and John Coughlin tried to report on inefficiency, waste, and mismanagement on the Big Dig, they were dismissed, demeaned, or intimidated. Conscientious Citizens that pleaded for and presented evidence received a similar fate. Even the highly respected Washington based group Project on Government Oversight led by Scott Amey suffered the same fate. The Special Interests were listened to and damage control was the philosophy by so many at the Boston Globe. As former Globe editorial writer Jon Keller said, both Boston newspaper editorial boards were “in the tank”.
The international monument for the most expensive flawed no bid cost plus transportation project in the world that went from an original cost of $2.3 billion to $23+Billion riddled with inefficiency, waste and mismanagement with little or no oversight lives on.