The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will suspend all remaining federal payments, about $5.5 million, for the work on the collapsed pedestrian bridge at Florida International University that killed six just days after being installed. “Before another dollar is spent on this bridge, we must know exactly what happened,” Gov. Rick Scott said in a statement. “FDOT is working hand-in-hand with the NTSB [National Transportation Safety Board] in its investigation and until this is completed, all taxpayer dollars will be withheld.” FDOT, which is led by an appointee of Scott’s, and the university have feuded publicly after the state agency moved quickly to distance itself from the project.
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