Rahm takes us for a ride.
A hint of what Chicago’s mayor has in mind with his grand infrastructure rebuilding scheme can be found today in a Tribune story.
Shortly after taking office Rahm had secret talks with a company called Bombardier Transportation.
The talks over the public-private partnership continued for 10 months, “in keeping with the mayor’s priority of creating jobs and generating economic development,” CTA spokeswoman Molly Sullivan said.
But all in secret. To cut a deal worth three hundred million bucks.
CTA lawyers had been working to justify the unusual practice of awarding such a large contract without competitive bids, the transit agency said.
Only when the press found out about the crappy work Bombardier does did the deal fall apart.