State IG Hits MassDOT for Turnpike Towing Contract Award. (One Bidder Offers to Charge $1 per Tow.) reports, “The Massachusetts Department of Transportation stacked the deck in favor of a single company when it was selecting a towing contractor for the Massachusetts Turnpike in 2013, according to a letter from the state’s Inspector General.” According to the article, the IG also alleges that MassDOT’s procurement team members “were ill-trained, its scorecard for selecting a towing company did not meet state specifications, its chosen company was allowed to skirt procedures and it excluded or disadvantaged a specific bidder. . . .”