Tuesday, August 14, 2007

From "Big Dig" to Bridge Collapse

The guy heading up the bridge rebuilding project in Minneapolis was once fired from Boston's "Big Dig."

Federal Highway Administrator Richard Capka oversaw the Boston boondoggle from 2000 to 2001. He caught flack for severance packages he worked out with three lawyers on the project's payroll.

He left with his own severance package of $82,000. Mr Capka returned to the Big Dig in 2006.

As Federal Highway Administrator, he was part of the investigation into a falling chunk of concrete that killed a woman in a tunnel. (Star Tribune)

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