Thursday, May 14, 2015
Boston- May 14, 2015 Massachusetts Senate Republicans today said that they will push for meaningful reforms to the MBTA in the Senate’s version of the Fiscal Year 2016 state budget, and are filing several amendments to provide their colleagues with the opportunity to take action and begin the process of bringing accountability dysfunction, that was exposed by the dramatic failures over the past winter.
- · Establish a five member control board to focus for three to five years on making the MBTA operationally sound and cost-effective,
- · Free the MBTA from prohibitive strictures that prevent innovation and private partnerships and cost savings,
- · Require rigorous performance management standards for procurement of goods and services, and
- · Release the MBTA from the requirement of the Pacheco Law in order to secure greater cost savings.