Federal Regulators Fault Boston's Transit Maintenance Plan
"Federal transit investigators have found that the MBTA does not have a comprehensive plan for maintaining its subway and trolley tracks and stations, and provides subpar van service to riders with disabilities," reports Nicole Dungca.
In total the "federal agency found the T out of compliance in five of 17 areas: maintenance, procurement, access for disabled citizens, helping disadvantaged businesses, and regulations for a drug-free workplace."
The report was the result of a study performed by the FTA every three years to verify that the transit agency is in compliance with federal regulations. Joe Pesaturo, an MBTA spokesman, is quoted in the article saying that the agency considers acting quickly to "address the items that require corrective action" from the report.