Gov. Baker releases report on the state of the MBTA

April 8, 2015 3:29 PM

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The Boston-area transit system suffers from a structural failure that has resulted in severe financial distress, ineffective management and no viable maintenance and repair plan for its vehicles and equipment, according to a scathing report released Wednesday by a panel created by Gov. Charlie Baker.

The report commissioned after severe winter storms crippled the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority calls for a series of major changes, including higher fares, creation of a management control board and a plan to reduce high absenteeism among agency employees.

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