June 24, 2019 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today after Governor Charlie Baker announced $50 million in new funds for MBTA repairs as well as other reforms designed to speed up necessary improvements.
“It shouldn’t take two derailments in the span of a week to finally give the T some desperately-needed new funding and staffing,” said Staci Rubin, Senior Attorney at CLF. “The MBTA has been in a state of crisis for years, and this immediate infusion of cash will speed up improvements and should benefit train and bus riders across the board. Thousands of people rely on the T every day and it’s time riders have a safe trip they can depend on.”
CLF experts are available for further comment.