Wednesday, February 13, 2008

DART chief knew about 1 Billion

DART President Gary Thomas knew about the soaring rail cost on the Irving and Rowlett lines and decided not to inform the DART board of directors. This came to light yesterday in the Audit committee. The DART Board had asked for an internal audit that would outlined who knew what and when. The Audit did outline the staff persons that were knowledgable of the shortfall that would affect the buuildout and they were President, EVP Planning, CFO and Senior VP Project Management, it also showed that some employees knew atleast 18 monts ago.

If DART is going to regain the public's trust, then the DART Board is going to have to take control of the situation and hold someone accountable. It is beyond my comprehension as to why the Board has not started a process that would hold the staff accountable for the current situation.

Regaining the public's trust takes steps and actions that warrent the public to trust the agency again. These are taxpayer dollars that are being spent and the Board must handle this situation immediately.

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