Auditors gave the board an update on an ongoing examination of the department’s financial state after releasing a final report on land purchases and condemnations by the DOT office responsible for acquiring right-of-way acreage for construction projects.
As part of the financial update, auditors revealed that DOT employees had recently discovered five boxes of contracts and agreements that had so far gone unnoticed, adding $360 million to a deficit that has defied attempts to define it.
Would you mind marching through Atlanta again and burning down just the DOT. We need to start over.
BTW, is there any organization more unwilling to listen to citizens than the DOT? I’ll be supporting the I-16/I-75 project in Macon because I think it needs to be done, but also think the DOT has done a poor job being rather creative and listening to concerns. That said, we’re on the 10th revision. It’s time to get this done. It needs to get done.