With the first sigh of warm weather sweeping into the city, and Free Fare Day on the T this Friday, it is a tiny bit tempting to forget the unending MBTA woes that plagued us this long, harsh winter.
But the battle for a better T is just getting started.
Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Baker proposed new legislation overhauling control of the T, including a new fiscal control board that will temporarily claim financial oversight of the MBTA.
The proposed measures follow the resignation of six of the seven MassDOT Board members this week.
- The bill closely follows recommendations made by a special advisory panel Baker created back in February after a series of severe snowstorms crippled the state’s transit system.
- "Taking steps to overhaul the embattled Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Governor Charlie Baker has filed legislation to establish a five-member, governor-appointed board to take control of the finances and operations of the agency for three to five years."
This segment aired on April 22, 2015.