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Inventory Finds Many MBTA Facilities Are in Poor Condition



    Report Finds MBTA Stations in Need of Repairs

    A review of the MBTA has revealed most of its stations and parking facilities are in need of significant repairs.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 10, 2018)

    An inventory of the condition of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority facilities has found that many stations, garages, and parking lots are in a state of disrepair.

    A preliminary review from last year, prepared in advance of filings required by the Federal Transit Agency this year, found that nearly 60 percent of 378 stations and parking facilities scored 2 or less out of a possible 5, meaning they need significant repairs. Seventy-eight of those properties had a rating of 1.

    Some of the problems include elevators that have been out-of-service for months; crumbling ramps patched with plywood; and leaking ceilings that leave puddles on subway stop platforms.

    Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack tells The Boston Globe that T facilities are safe and that dangerous conditions are quickly addressed.

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