I-77 Express Review: Questions Raised about NCDOT Consultant’s Previous Work with Cintra

The Charlotte Observer reports, “Some Lake Norman residents are saying that the N.C. Department of Transportation’s independent review of the Interstate 77 toll lanes contract is compromised because the firm chosen – Philadelphia-based Mercator Advisors – worked with the project’s developer, Cintra, in the past.” The report adds, “Mercator has no involvement with the toll lane project. But the firm did work with Cintra on a Texas project in 2004, according to Texas Department of Transportation documents obtained by the Observer.”

WBTV is also on the story.