DOT inspector general blasts FAA grants

08/11/2009 | USA Today

The FAA is throwing good money into bad projects, charges a scathing Transportation Department report released last week. DOT Inspector General Calvin Scovel is criticizing the FAA for sinking $15 million of stimulus money into a rural Alaska airport that averages fewer than two flights a day and another $15 million into four airports with histories of mismanagement. The DOT seeks an immediate stoppage of several of the "low priority" projects that have yet to be launched.

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