Thursday, March 10, 2011

Bringing Oversight to Commuter Rail Problems

On Monday the Senate Republican Caucus formally requested that the Joint Committee on Transportation and the Senate Committee on Post Audit and Oversight conduct one or more hearings to determine the causes of the many service disruptions in the MBTA Commuter Rail system that have occurred over the past several months.

I signed the letters requesting such hearings with Senators Knapik (R-Westfield), Hedlund (R-Weymouth) and Ross (R-Wrentham), and they are posted below and can be viewed by clicking the link.

The hearings we are requesting would provide an opportunity for the public, government officials, and transportation experts to identify the cause of the service disruptions and solutions to prevent them from happening in the future.

MBTA Oversight Hearing Letters
Senate GOP Wants Hearing on T Service Problems