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DPU Chief on MBTA Safety Oversight: "We Need To Do More"

Transportation Committee Co-chairs Rep. William Straus (right) and Sen. Brendan Crighton (left) listen to remote testimony from Department of Public Utilities Chair Matthew Nelson (on screen) during a hybrid MBTA oversight hearing Wednesday. [Chris Lisinski/SHNS]

The head of the Department of Public Utilities mostly defended his agency's approach to MBTA oversight, which drew criticism from federal investigators, while acknowledging Wednesday that DPU will "need to do more" to flex its muscle.

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