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Mandated Fixes Will Cost More Than $300 Mil, MBTA Chief Says

Rep. Bill Straus (center), co-chair of the Transportation Committee, talks with Transportation Secretary Jamey Tesler (left) and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak (right) before convening a legislative oversight hearing Monday on safety issues at the T. [Chris Lisinski/SHNS]

Top transportation officials estimated they will need hundreds of millions of dollars to fix glaring safety issues at the MBTA and defended the agency's transparency as they faced probing questions at the outset of a legislative oversight hearing.

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