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Gov. Baker Picks Panel To Review MBTA Issues


With significant delays and service not expected to return to normal for at least another three weeks following a stretch of snow storms, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has formed a panel to review how the MBTA operates. Last week general manager Beverly Scott announced she was stepping down later this year.Baker says the panel will review and make recommendations surrounding the transit system’s structure, operations and finances. Stephanie Pollack is the state’s transportation secretary.

“This panel has been asked to address the larger problem not the immediate cause of what happened this winter, but the deeper causes, the root causes of what occurred,” said Pollack.

Baker expects the seven-member panel to report back by the end of March. The group includes former FAA administrator Jane Garvey and Braintree Mayor Joe Sullivan. Baker says there were 550 people, including National Guard troops, shoveling out rail beds as of Friday afternoon.

Audio courtesy of New England Cable News.

Jim is WAMC’s Assistant News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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