Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Representative Scott Dianda is blasting the Michigan Department of Transportation for issues in a pair of state audits.
The Calumet Democrat is demanding M-DOT be held accountable for problems concerning unused rail cars and road work warranties.
Dianda spoke out in a joint meeting of the House Transportation Committee, Oversight and Ethics Committee, and Appropriations Transportation Subcommittee in Lansing.
M-DOT Director Kirk Steudle was called in to answer questions about the audits citing still-unused rail cars purchased for a commuter rail system between Ann Arbor and Detroit and the lack of oversight on warranties.
Dianda says M-DOT is not being a good steward of taxpayer dollars and has cost residents money.
Dianda is calling for a second joint hearing to get resolution on what M-DOT will do to manage these situations.