Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) believes the only way the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) can fix safety shortcomings is to bring in new leadership.
On Boston Public Radio earlier this week, Warren said the next governor of the state needed to remove top officials. She said the problem is management and noted the state could not keep pouring money in and not hold management accountable.
Warren and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) blasted MBTA during a Senate hearing last week, citing shortcomings in the agency’s leadership that has led to safety concerns. The Federal Transit Administration has estimated that MBTA’s transit system might be short 1,500 to 2,000 workers.
Warren claimed the agency has the resources to make the needed improvements, and it is up to the next governor to change the landscape of the MBTA.