When Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine decided to “cede control of Northern Virginia’s most ambitious public works project to a ‘dysfunctional’ Washington, D.C., board,” there are signs that he probably did so at the behest of his union boss friends.
“The $6 billion Dulles Rail project has been the subject of controversy for high toll rates, delayed construction, and union favoritism that could send jobs to out-of-state firms. Republican officials trace the source of the problems to Kaine, who ceded the Virginia toll road to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) in 2007,” reports Bill McMorris in the Washington Free Beacon.
It gets worse …
“The news worsened … when the Department of Transportation’s inspector general released a scathing report on the MWAA, detailing a culture of secrecy, lavish spending, and potential corruption. The audit found that MWAA’s 12-member Board of Directors, appointed by officials in Virginia, Maryland, and the District, operate outside of federal regulations, allowing them unlimited use of taxpayer-funded travel with limited accountability.”
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