Statement on MBTA $24.5 Billion State of Good Repair Backlog


"Today’s news is confirmation of what was already clear to T riders and supporters—the MBTA is suffering from a legacy of underinvestment and needs more funding to get the system back on track. Now, the Administration, elected officials, and advocates must come together to develop an actionable plan to identify new sources of revenue to address this critical backlog, as well as the investments needed modernize, decarbonize, and fortify our system from the worsening impacts of climate change," said A Better City President & CEO Kate Dineen. "We are grateful for the MBTA's analysis and for their transparency, and A Better City and its members stand ready to help advance a comprehensive plan to deliver the transportation system our region needs to compete and to thrive."

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