Where does the buck stop?
Apparently not with the Minister. The latest in Infrastructure Collapsing Watch 2011™ has Transport Minister Sam Hamad blaming the contractors. That might be believable if this event were not part of a systematic pattern and a systemic breakdown. Check just today's top stories on the Montreal Gazette's website:
- Which Routes Worry You?
- Sinkhole closes street in east-central Montreal Note--one of the streets is supposed to be one of the alternatives to the highway that has a collapsing tunnel.
- Dorval Circle cost soars, work extended:55% increase; Project won't be finished until 2017 Note that this is the main connection between the airport and the city, so the first experience most people will have in Montreal is dysfunctional infrastructure. Talk about transparency.
- Champlain Bridge: Motorists beware - major work this weekend. Note that this means that two of the major bridges cannot really used much for folks who want to flee Montreal. For my summer vacation, this means driving west to leave the island and then drive southeast to get back to the route we need.
Hamad has now agreed to review his ministry to see if it could organize repair work better. Um, horse, barn, get it. Fire his ass now! The buck stops with him.