BOSTON (AP) — Three Massachusetts state senators are proposing to create an independent control board to oversee the
The proposal is expected be offered Tuesday as an amendment to a T bailout bill before the Senate.
Bruce Tarr of Gloucester and two Democrats from western Massachusetts --
James Welch of West Springfield and
Gale Candaras of Wilbraham -- say the control board would be modeled after a state-run board that oversaw the Springfield's finances from 2004 to 2009.
The House-passed bailout offers state help to the MBTA to close the remainder of its deficit and stave off deeper service cuts on the
Boston-area transit system.
The proposed control board would consist of the secretary of transportation, the MBTA board chairman and three members who live outside the T's service area.
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