Inventory Finds Many MBTA Facilities Are In Poor Condition

An inventory of the condition of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority facilities has found that many stations, garages and parking lots are in a state of disrepair.

A preliminary review from last year, prepared in advance of filings required by the Federal Transit Agency this year, found that nearly 60 percent of 378 stations and parking facilities scored 2 or less out of a possible 5, meaning they need significant repairs. Seventy-right those properties had a rating of 1.

Some of the problems include elevators that have been out-of-service for months; crumbling ramps patched with plywood; and leaking ceilings that leave puddles on subway stop platforms.

Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack tells The Boston Globe that T facilities are safe and that dangerous conditions are quickly addressed.


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