The push comes after the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation suggested in a report that the T halt funding for expansion projects for the rest of this year. That report was critical of the T’s finances and ability to properly maintain its vehicles.
And speaking of serious problems, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation put out a report this week based on the assumption that everyone is now in agreement after this winter that the T is “at the end of its line.” The report, in a series of recommendations, suggested that Baker be given “short-term” control over the MBTA board and the authority to choose the T’s next general manager, c
“It is not just an operational budget deficit, it is not just an enormous backlog for maintenance and capital investment, it is not just shortcomings of the management process,” says Eileen McAnneny, executive director of the foundation. “It is the sum total of all of it that’s really eye-opening.”
The Transportation Finance Commission was created as an independent body to examine and evaluate the financial health of the State's transportation agencies and authorities, and make recommendations based on their findings.