FTA safety analysis of T faults agency’s preoccupation with capital spending

Says focus on infrastructure, trains overshadowed critical maintenance

THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION released a safety analysis of the MBTA on Wednesday that paints a picture of an overextended agency failing to balance the need for heavy capital investments in vehicles and infrastructure with spending on safety-critical day-to-day operations and maintenance. “This lack of balance is at the center of many of MBTA’s safety(...)

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