Earlier this year, I wrote about Ed Rendell's Katrina moment when the Rendell administration failed to respond to thousands of stranded motorists on Interstate 78 during a freak Valentine's Day ice storm. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency were exposed for their incompetence when they failed in the most basic functions they were set up for.
When the Rendell administration is done (unfortunately we have to wait until the end of 2010 for that), I predict it will be remembered for its incompetence.
PennDOT is mess. It's a $6 billion mess. A new report by the state auditor general found that PennDOT contractors hired to produce licenses and ID cards were not properly monitored and trained.
Read the editorial in today's edition of The Mercury about the auditor general's findings.