Mass. Saves Nearly $130M After Consolidating Agencies

Last year's move to consolidate the state's transit agencies has apparently saved the state nearly $130 million.

In a new report, state transit officials say they achieved much of those savings by restructuring highway debt and bringing some services in-house.

President of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, Michael Widmer, says much of the savings have already been realized.

"I think in the end, the question is beyond dollar savings — how well do we the state, manage our transportation systems," he says.

Widmer says the consolidation could save more than $2 billion over 20 years.

This program aired on November 17, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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