Tag: Department of Transportation

$2.6 billion transportation audit finds no problems; BPW heaps praise on departing secretary

Many audits of state agencies find wasted dollars, poor accounting controls, lax purchasing measures and even occasional fraud; so it’s worth pointing out that legislative auditors reviewing $2.6 billion of spending that went through the transportation secretary’s office found absolutely nothing. The good news comes as Transportation Secretary Beverley Swaim-Staley announced she’s leaving the post July 1, after almost three years in the job.

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Exploding package sent to governor goes off in Annapolis

At about 12:15 p.m. Thursday, a package addressed to Gov. Martin O’Malley caused a small explosion in the mailroom of the Jeffrey Building in Annapolis. But it didn’t seem to cause a stir at the State House a few hundred yards away.

O’Malley told reporters after a speech in Cambridge Thursday night that the package contained a note objecting to the highway signs directing motorists to report suspicious activity.

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