Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Troubled Company Denied $100(M) Contract by State Comptroller - Rejected MTA Contract with SAIC - Mocker Blog – WPIX-TV

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NY State Comptroller [Tom DiNapoli] rejects MTA contract for subway radio upgrades based on current controversy between city and company. State asks MTA to provide an explanation of company's role, if any, in current city payroll system problem.

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MTA has some homework before the contract could be resubmitted. Here's theletter from the NY State Comptroller to NYCTransit:


This has to be the most reviewed contract in MTA history. MTA says it did several reviews. NYC Comptroller John Liu urged caution and several NY Council Members, including Letitia James [and Joe Addabbo].

Here's the MTA's statement to me tonight:

"We share the Comptroller's concerns, and in light of the gravity of recent developments it is essential that we pursue additional review before proceeding with this contract."