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Inventory Finds Many MBTA Facilities Are In Poor Condition

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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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