May 25

Transportation Hearing This Wednesday (5/27)

Dear members, A bill filed by Gov. Charlie Baker to overhaul the MBTA is the subject of a second public hearing this week. Transportation Committee chairs Rep. William Straus and Sen. Thomas McGee will hear the bill (H 3347) this Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Tufts University’s Cohen Auditorium, which is located at 40 Talbot Avenue Medford, …

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May 23

Mass. Senate OKs Fiscal Control Board For MBTA

People wait to board a Red Line train at Porter Square MBTA station in February. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

State House News Service | By MATT MURPHY | May 22, 2015 The Senate shortly after midnight Friday morning unanimously passed a $38.1 billion budget plan for the fiscal year that begins in July after Democrats and Republicans came together over a compromise to put the MBTA under the authority of financial control board. The …

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May 21

T union raises concern about outside contractor

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Commonwealth Magazine | By Bruce Mohl | May 21, 2015 THE MBTA RESTORED full service to the Orange Line in March but nevertheless shipped 24 disabled Orange Line traction motors to an outside contractor for repair. The T says it expects to receive the first of the refurbished motors back on Friday after more than …

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