In response to the new performance audit of the Idaho Transportation Department, Clete Edmunson, transportation adviser to Gov. Butch Otter, just told lawmakers, “We really appreciate the findings in this report. … We need to do something, we need to take care of this investment … an investment the people built - it’s our job to take care of it.” Idaho Transportation Board Chairman Darrell Manning said the auditors “did a superb job, I think, identifying many of the problems.” The audit, he said, “largely validates the direction the department has been headed for the past two years. … Believe me, we will be looking at it very strongly. Even though we’re in a crisis management situation at the moment with regard to funding, we’re still going to do everything we can … to improve the system.”
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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