Transportation Sec. Stephanie Pollack Responds To MBTA Report

April 8, 2015

Gov. Charlie Baker and a special panel released a report Wednesday that highlighted just how widespread and deep the problems run at the MBTA.

The key driver in the MBTA’s disastrous performance this winter, said the panel, was not historic snowfall but a history of mismanagement. Among the key findings: 

  • The average T worker takes off 57 days a years, not counting weekends and holidays.
  • The MBTA failed to spend $2 billion in available revenue to replace deteriorating equipment and infrastructure.

"The agency is so dysfunctional at the moment that it's not even spending the resources it has," said Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, who spoke more about the issues raised in the report and the planned fixes.


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