Consultants hired to assess safety procedures for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority are reportedly coming at a high price.
A group hired by the transportation agency to examine their safety protocols costs $35,000 a month in consulting fees, The Boston Globe reports.
Documents revealed that Carolyn Flowers, the former Federal Transit Administration director, will be paid $499 per hour while Carmen Bianco, the former leader of the Metropolitan Transit Authority, will receive more than $400 hourly. The group will be led by former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, the Globe reports.
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The consultants were called following the June 11 derailment of an MBTA Red Line train near the JFK/U Mass Station in Dorchester. The derailment damaged signaling equipment that is expected to be repaired by October.