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The Governor has canceled all forthcoming public hearings on a proposed MBTA fare hike. Ostensibly the Governor would like to review the findings of a commission headed by former Hancock CEO David “I love the Big Dig waste and corruption” D’Alessandro.
Meanwhile the state GOP is calling upon Transportation Secretary James “Big Dig Culturcrat” Aloisi to resign calling into question his trustworthiness. The always must-read James O’Sullivan of the State House News Service has the latest dispatch.
Patrick told Transportation Secretary James Aloisi to postpone the hearings until after the outside panel, led by former John Hancock CEO David D’Alessandro, wraps up its probe, expected by Nov. 1, the establishment date of a transportation super-agency.
Republican legislative leaders on Tuesday called for Patrick to ask for Aloisi to resign or for the governor to fire him “for the negligence he has shown the taxpayers of the Commonwealth.” In a letter delivered to Patrick and obtained by the News Service, Senate and House minority leaders Richard Tisei and Bradley Jones charged Aloisi with “an epidemic of mismanagement” and a “consistent pattern of misinformation and fabrication.”
“We have no confidence that Secretary Aloisi will be able to productively manage the massive overhaul of the state’s transportation bureaucracy,” Tisei and Jones wrote.
The first 100 names in the Boston White pages would do a better job than Team Deval.