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Mass. Gov. to unveil sweeping MBTA reforms

Posted on April 22, 2015

Courtesy MDOT
Courtesy MDOT

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker will unveil his sweeping MBTA reforms today, which are expected to hew closely to last week's scathing report by the special panel he convened, the Boston Herald reported.

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Baker recently secured the resignations of the six Patrick administration appointees on the state transportation board and had a "clarifying" conversation with the MBTA’s interim boss Frank DePaola after he went public with concerns about the governor’s plan, according to the report.

The governor’s office declined to release details ahead of today’s press conference, but Baker has already touted several of the panel’s recommendations, including the creation of a new fiscal control board and administrator position to assume oversight of the MBTA, according to the Boston Herald.

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