3:50 pm
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Opinion / Letters
  Arts / Entertainment
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  DJ Designers
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
Caltrans officials deny retribution on Bay Bridge
August 06, 2014, 05:00 AM The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO — Senior state transportation officials are acknowledging serious problems during construction of the $6.5 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge but deny reports that employees were repeatedly reassigned after raising red flags about faulty work.

Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty acknowledged “very visible breakdowns” in quality assurance during a hearing Tuesday of the Senate Transportation Committee.

Lawmakers are reviewing a critical investigative report that found senior officials repeatedly brushed off criticism about flawed welding, bolts and other engineering.

Democratic state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier of Concord said Dougherty was in denial about a culture of punishing critics within Caltrans.

Transportation Secretary Brian Kelly says that culture is “not OK” and promised to address it. He asked the California Highway Patrol to investigate claims of retribution and project mismanagement.



Tags: transportation, about,

Other stories from today:

San Mateo County police reports
Caltrans officials deny retribution on Bay Bridge
Judge Joseph Scott pleads not guilty to DUI

Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
Return To Archives

Daily Journal Quick Poll
How will your holiday shopping compare to last year?

Will do more of it
Will do a lot more of it
About the same
A little less
Not sure


San Mateo Community College District
©2015 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County garage sales