After MBTA Derailments, Is Boston Ready For A Massive Mass Pike Project?

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Wednesday's MBTA Red Line derailment left one person injured, and damaged signal bungalows which now need to be replaced.

Traffic backed up on the roads and Lyft prices from JFK/UMass station to downtown Boston spiked as high as $123. The incident has raised questions about the safety and timeline of repairs to the MBTA.

Plus, with major projects coming to the Mass Pike, things could get worse before they get better. How should Greater Boston handle all of this?


Jim Aloisi, former state transportation secretary and Mass. Turnpike board chairman. He's a member of the TransitMatters Board and the principal of Trimount Consulting. He tweets @jimaloisi.

Mary Connaughton, director of government transparency at the Pioneer Institute, and served on the Mass. Turnpike Authority board from 2005 to 2009. She tweets @maryzformass.

This segment aired on June 12, 2019.

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