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FTA issues additional special directives to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority after inspection

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a new set of safety changes for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) rail transit system following a safety inspection.

The new changes are in addition to the ones announced by the FTA in June. As outlined in a report of findings, the new Special Directives require the MBTA to address personnel deficiencies and inadequate operating conditions, police, procedures, and training that creates the agency’s safety culture. FTA also gave the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) a Special Directive requiring the department to improve its capacity to provide effective oversight of MBTA.

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