- Report: #936737
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: HNTB Corporation
HNTB Corporation715 Kirk Dr. Kansas City, Missouri United States of America
HNTB Corporation - Not giving taxpayers their money's worth! Kansas City, Missouri
*Consumer Comment: More of the Same From HNTB
*Consumer Comment: The Final Piece of the Puzzle
*UPDATE Employee ..inside information: HNTB and FDOT: Partners in Crime?
*Consumer Comment: HNTB revenues decline by more than $56 million
*Consumer Comment: Actions of HNTB, FDOT Toward Disabled Veteran Disgraceful
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: FDOT, Traffic Monitoring Inc., HNTB, and the Orlando RTMC: The Story of Two Men and a Contract
*Consumer Comment: FDOT Traffic Camera Video On YouTube
*Consumer Comment: FDOT Traffic Camera Spying Video
*Consumer Comment: DISTURBING VIDEO OF ORLANDO RTMC
*Consumer Comment: A good resource to stop financial fraud
*Consumer Comment: FDOT, HNTB, and Orlando RTMC still dropping the ball
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Florida OIG continues to accept excuses and cover for FDOT, HNTB, Orlando RTMC
*Consumer Comment: Another skewed report from HNTB
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Details of the FDOT/HNTB investigation
*Consumer Comment: Contact Governor Rick Scott on FDOT/HNTB Scandal
*Consumer Comment: Make your voices heard to HNTB, FDOT, Orlando RTMC
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: HNTB, FDOT, Orlando RTMC, problems are widespread and serious.
*Consumer Comment: HNTB Gave Maine False and Misleading Advice on All-Electronic Tolling
*Consumer Comment: Silence, denial are golden to HNTB when it comes to ripoffs
*Consumer Comment: HNTB, Ripoff, Unacceptable
*Consumer Comment: HNTB, Ripoff, Unacceptable
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: HNTB, FDOT, Orlando RTMC,: A small fortune in taxpayer dollars wasted for years.
*Consumer Comment: Melton: HNTB ripoff in New York's future?
*Consumer Comment: A word of advice to contactors
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: HNTB, Orlando RTMC, have serious problems
*UPDATE Employee: HNTB, FDOT, Orlando RTMC, Corrupt
*Consumer Comment: HNTB, State and Federal Contracts, Abuse of Public Funds, Oversight Needed
*UPDATE Employee: Orlando Regional Traffic Management Center, Florida Department of Transportation, HNTB, problems
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Worth 1000 words
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Minorities Beware
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: HNTB : How Not To Be
*Consumer Comment: HNTB and Corruption
*Consumer Comment: HNTB Corporation is no friend to Texans
*Consumer Comment: A Brief History of HNTB Problems
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Did anyone bother asking the taxpayers of Florida if THEY were satisfied? After all, they were the ones paying for service which was not provided by the sleeping employees. The report went on to say that these employees are tasked with monitoring the highways, updating traffic signs to reflect current conditions and updating the Florida 511 system. That's important work which is pretty hard to do when you're asleep. When you pay for a service and don't get what you paid for, that's a ripoff. Hardly the first in this company's history though.
In 2008, my home state of Texas was devastated by hurricanes. In 2009, HNTB was awarded a contract by HUD to manage $1.4 billion in federal disaster recovery funds. There was no bidding; the contract was simply awarded to HNTB even though they lacked experience in community development block grants. Ray Sullivan who was Rick Perry's presidential campaign manager, was also coincidentally a former lobbiest for HNTB.
After the contract was awarded, Perry did away with the agency that would have overseen HNTB's management of funds in his effort to streamline state government. As a result, the original $69 million dollar contract ballooned to $144 million for administrative costs. $45 million was eventually paid to HNTB before their contract was canceled on August 31, 2011 - four years before it was set to expire. The reason for the cancelation of their contract was that HNTB had only released about 20% of the money for infrastructure projects at a time when at least 50% of the projects had been slated for completion.
Some of you are angry because you got ripped off on a new television or maybe a car. While these are valid concerns, they pale in comparison to the problems of contractors like HNTB who take millions of hard earned taxpayer dollars and leave you with little to show for it as illustrated in the two cases above. Maybe you can't do anything about the government taking money from your paycheck but you can demand accountability for the way it's spent.
Do you hear that laughter? It's the sound of employees who are receiving your tax dollars as they sleep at work. They're laughing because they have an employer who lets them get away with it. It's the sound of corporations sharing a joke with political allies as money - YOUR money - changes hands. Not so funny, is it?
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/04/2012 01:36 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/HNTB-Corporation/Kansas-City-Missouri-64105/HNTB-Corporation-Not-giving-taxpayers-their-moneys-worth-Kansas-City-Missouri-936737. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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