Rally Calling for MBTA Improvements Held Thursday
In just the past few weeks, a jogger died after falling through a closed MBTA stairwell, an escalator malfunctioned and caused injuries to people at the T’s Back Bay Station, and then on Tuesday a Red Line train derailed and damaged the track and platform at Broadway Station.
The spate of problems were just the latest at the transit authority, which for years has struggled with on-time performance, equipment failures, and a rash of derailments. Nearly two years ago, an independent panel concluded that the T had taken a “questionable” approach to safety due to fiscal belt-tightening, a lack of trust in leadership, and frequent lapses in maintenance and inspections.
Read the article in NBC Boston.