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Advocates call for transit improvements in wake of MBTA issues

A coalition of public transit advocates on Thursday called on state officials to improve MBTA safety and funding in the wake of recent high-profile issues including a Green Line crash, a Red Line derailment, and the death of a man who fell through a rusted-out staircase near a T stop.

“Our hearts go out to the people affected by the recent safety issues,” said Collique Williams, an organizer with Community Labor United, one of the groups that compose the Transit Is Essential coalition, during a briefing Thursday morning outside the State House.

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