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Old 05-03-2018, 04:22 PM
 
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If roads are being tore after a month of service, then they were poorly designed or poorly constructed by the contractors. If contractors are doing bad work, then it is up to the agency/road dept. to hold the contractors accountable and assess the correct the penalties to those contractors and have them correct the issue. A lot of agencies do not hold these contractors accountable due to political reasons and other reasons.
Exactly, so why not put the roads back into state government hands, after all arent we paying taxes for these roads that they are not building? at the moment.
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Future Expat of California
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Exactly, so why not put the roads back into state government hands, after all arent we paying taxes for these roads that they are not building? at the moment.
Ask your elected officials.
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Old 05-09-2018, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Kansas/China
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I have no complaints about KDOT or our local departments. Our roads are built well and the government agencies do a good job maintaining them, most of the time.

The current system works fine as long as the government keeps contractors accountable. If the government can’t keep contractors accountable, why would they do a better job of the work themselves?

Having competent management of these departments is key. People need to stop voting on ideology and parties and start electing people who are competent, and know how to manage and lead people.
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Old 05-09-2018, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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The quality of the roads has much more to do with topography, weather, and funding than the quality of the state department of transportation.

Now the efficiency of planning and long term road infrastructure is mostly them.
Simple answer. It is all about funding.
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:46 AM
 
Location: WA
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Simple answer. It is all about funding.
I disagree. Funding is required but without good management the public is not well served.
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:45 PM
 
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I have no complaints about KDOT or our local departments. Our roads are built well and the government agencies do a good job maintaining them, most of the time.

The current system works fine as long as the government keeps contractors accountable. If the government canít keep contractors accountable, why would they do a better job of the work themselves?

Having competent management of these departments is key. People need to stop voting on ideology and parties and start electing people who are competent, and know how to manage and lead people.

Good question, doesnt matter how well a person is paid, just do a good job. If I was a road contractor and seen some of the roads my competitor build, i wouldn't hire them, because they didnt take pride in their job.
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