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MBTA ReviewThe MassDOT Board responded promptly to the MBTA safety review ordered by Governor Patrick during its first meeting overseeing the MBTA Tuesday.

Transportation Secretary and CEO Jeff Mullan announced the following actions:

  1. A MassDOT Director of Facilities Safety will be accountable directly to the Secretary to ensure that safety is the top priority in allocation of capital funds for maintenance.    
  2. A safety consultant, TRA, a nationally-recognized safety and security engineering firm will immediately audit MBTA safety practices.
  3. The MBTA has already convened senior operating and construction staff to review safety projects identified in the D'Alessandro report as critical and unfunded to ensure accuracy.
  4. The MBTA Board approved a contract to begin work immediately on leaks reported in the Red Line at the Alewife extension.

Secretary Mullan said the T inspectors check the Red Line area twice each week.  There is no current evidence that leakage has caused the track to move and the Red Line is safe.

MBTA projects past, present, and planned can be found here.

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