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The state Senate last week agreed to put the MBTA under the management of a fiscal control board, a priority of Gov. Charlie Baker after this year's severe winter weather caused equipment breakdowns, as well as service delays and widespread cancellations on the public transit system. In welcoming the vote, Baker said Massachusetts owes it to taxpayers to fix the MBTA since they “contribute over a billion dollars to this system every year while millions of riders depend on it to get to work and pay the bills.” The T is important here in Central Massachusetts since the commuter rail lines that extend to Worcester, Fitchburg and Franklin bring workers into and out of the region. This week, we're asking if the fiscal control board will accomplish what Baker wants. Please vote and comment.
Will a new state-run fiscal control board help improve operations and properly establish the MBTA’s spending priorities?
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