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Say it! Say it! DOT lied.

Posted by Dr. Terry Stoops at 11:59 AM

The NC Department of Transportation lied to the public. Period. DOT officials deserve to be skewered.

According to the N&O,

Jim Trogdon, chief operating officer for the state Department of Transportation, said he first outlined the I-485 plan in a meeting with Cowell Oct. 12. She expressed enthusiasm and asked DOT officials to work with members of her staff.

“She said they were excited about the opportunity to work with us on the project,” Trogdon said today.
Thanks to a little government transparency, we now know that State Treasurer Janet Cowell expressed serious concerns about the funding mechanism proposed for I-485. In the weeks before Governor Perdue and the DOT announced the plan, there was no indication that Cowell ever signed onto the plan.

She did the right thing by setting the record straight, rather than rolling over for the DOT.

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