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Light rail repairer Fred Goforth, of Nashua, N.H., works on a railcar coupling at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Riverside maintenance facility in Newton, Mass. (Steven Senne/AP)
Light rail repairer Fred Goforth, of Nashua, N.H., works on a railcar coupling at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Riverside maintenance facility in Newton, Mass. (Steven Senne/AP)
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MBTA officials said the system's state of good repair backlog is now estimated at $7.3 billion, an increase of more than $650 million from a previous estimate earlier this year.

The backlog is defined as the total amount it would cost to bring all assets up to ideal working order.

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Jack Lepiarz, WBUR reporter. He tweets @Lepiarz.

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WBUR: MBTA’s Repair Backlog Climbs Above $7 Billion

  • "The projected cost of bringing Boston’s transit system into overall sound working order has climbed again."

This segment aired on August 31, 2015.

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