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‘These disasters are not accidents’: Advocates call for improvements as MBTA problems mount

BOSTON (WHDH) – Public transit advocates gathered outside the Massachusetts State House on Thursday and called on officials to improve MBTA safety and funding as the agency continues to be plagued by mounting problematic incidents, including a Red Line train derailment earlier this week that caused headaches for infuriated commuters who were forced to deal with lengthy delays and cancelations.

The Transit Is Essential coalition is demanding that state officials allocate more annual funding for public transportation and put a new oversight board into place to avoid future accidents.

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