Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Saddest Thing I've Ever Heard

"DOT is in the best condition it has ever been in its 75-year history." Former NC DOT Secretary Lyndo Tippett who led the department for eight years under the Easley administration.

If that were true, it may be the saddest thing I've ever heard. With little else coming out of the NC Department of Transporation other than reports of waste, mismanagement, and political favors, it is hard to believe the above quote. If the DOT is in such great shape, how come our roads have fallen into such disrepair? I was under the impression that the Department of Trasportation was in the business of providing transportation to the state's citizens. I could be wrong. It seems that is not the goal that is actually being pursued by the department. Careful how low you set the bar, NC Democrats. You might just trip over it.