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PUBLIC HIGHER ED FACILITY NEEDS COMPARABLE TO MBTA, PEYSER SAYS

By Katie Lannan

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MAY 15, 2017....Citing fiscal constraints, the state's education chief on Monday called for a "fix it first" approach to facilities at public colleges and universities and compared challenges facing the higher education system to those before the MBTA.

Education Secretary Jim Peyser told the House Bonding Committee that maintenance has been "uneven and episodic" throughout the past several decades at state campuses, where most construction dates back to the 1960s and 70s and many buildings are at the end of their useful life.


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