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Report Documents Safety Concerns on Boston's T
"The MBTA’s intense focus on tightening its budget while speeding the pace of capital projects has been 'detrimental' to the operations of the agency, and it’s helped foster a culture where safety is not the priority, a panel of experts found," report Matt Stout and Adam Vaccaro.
The report was commissioned in response to a June derailment of a Red Line train as it entered the JFK/UMass station in Dorcester. The report "found a safety department that it described as 'debilitated,' critical inspections that are not being performed, and departments that rarely, if ever, communicate with one another."
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker held a press conference to respond to the report's findings, promising actions to improve safety at the transit agency.