Swaim-Staley Leaves Murky Future for Maryland Transportation
Transportation Secretary Resigns amid Embarrassment and Disgrace
ANNAPOLIS – According to the Maryland Department of Transportation website, "BEVERLEY SWAIM-STALEY TO STEP DOWN AS MARYLAND TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY."
David Ferguson, Executive Director of the Maryland Republican Party was delighted to hear the news and expressed his thankfulness for her retirement by saying, "Beverley K. Swaim-Staley resigned today leaving behind a 25-year legacy of poor highway planning, deferred maintenance, and traffic that is permanently gridlocked. She will be best remembered for providing Marylanders with roads that look like the surface of the moon, outrageous fare increases, and public transportation that is some of the worst in the nation. I hope she enjoys retirement on the backs of Maryland’s hardworking taxpayers."
Ferguson continued, “Will the current occupant of Government House appoint a responsible, business-conscious, non-political individual or will he leave Marylanders with a transportation future that is as mired and murky as it is today? His twisted tax-and-spend idea of balancing the budget with wasted stimulus, gas tax increases, and no lock box on the Transportation Trust Fund only leads us to believe this is simply another failure of his administration."
He concluded, "I hope the next Governor will embrace responsible transportation policies that allow Marylanders to once-again freely travel around the Free State."
According to a December 13, 2011 Baltimore Sun article, "In an audit released in July and a follow-up report in December, the independent Office of Legislative Audits found a variety of improper practices in the highway agency's dealings with contractors."