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Feds disturbed by MBTA safety issues; begin an investigation

The Globe reports on the Federal Transit Administration notifying the MBTA it can expect some federal oversight starting this month.

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You really fixed the hell out of the T

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…anyone remembers him running on. Heckuva job, Charlie.

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his being a health care executive - that experience really helped two years ago!!

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Walter A. O'Brien and got Charlie off the M(B)TA.

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really did the job there!

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They're just concerned now? LOLOLOL

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How many times have the in-house Transit Police detectives found T-management responsible for safety violations in the last ten years?

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Then again, that's not part of the TPD's purview, no? That's why we have state and federal safety offices.

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Well the Transit polices purview would be if there was anything criminal that occurred

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From the article:

Four days after Lalin’s death on the Red Line last month, the MBTA board of directors’ safety subcommittee did not ask MBTA staff a single question about the tragedy at a public meeting.

That says it all.

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You aren't supposed to answer questions when there is an open NTSB investigation, or if you do ask them, no one is supposed to answer them, just the NTSB

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Hopefully the investigations will lead to the Governor's Office.

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To end the unions. Break the pensions. Bring in Disney- they know how to move people.

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Seems to me, there's pretty clear management problems when you have widespread safety issues across the system.

Four days after Lalin’s death on the Red Line last month, the MBTA board of directors’ safety subcommittee did not ask MBTA staff a single question about the tragedy at a public meeting.

Where's the management oversight? Where's the governor? But for some people, it's always the union's fault.

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We need more unions not less.

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Employers have so much power because government oversight and regulation is practically nonexistent in America. When the prospect of loosing a job means loosing healthcare or being quickly thrown into poverty, it distorts everything.

I'm not pro-union as much as I am pro-regulation.

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Union busting is why the middle class struggles as much as they do. Strong union = strong middle class.

Let's all say this together "corporations do not care about their workers."

How many times do people have to be hit over the head w/ this?

Between the issues with building sites lately and the T problems, feds will be overseeing a lot of things here.

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Reported that the Transit Police are instructed to give bus drivers preferential treatment in accidents

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doesnt she work for the feds now ?

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