Press Release: 2019-06-26
Baker-Polito Administration Announces Acceleration Plan for MBTA Infrastructure Improvements
Includes immediate actions to increase proactive inspections and maintenance, accelerate schedules for critical capital projects, schedule weekend shutdowns to expedite work, advance legislative changes for innovative project delivery, and request budget support for additional staffing to support capital project delivery and augment inspections and maintenance
Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced a plan to accelerate the pace of MBTA capital construction projects with the goal of expediting the transformation of the MBTA into a modern, safe, reliable transit system. Through a five-part strategy, the acceleration plan builds on the T’s existing robust safety program and aggressive Capital Investment Program and is designed to facilitate an increase in construction and maintenance projects within shorter timeframes.