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Lawmakers Weigh New Approach to MBTA Safety Oversight

Department of Public Utilities Chair Matt Nelson (right) and DPU Transportation Oversight Division Chair Elizabeth Cellucci (left) face questions from the Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee on Thursday about the department's ability to fulfill MBTA safety oversight duties. [Chris Lisinski/SHNS]

Lawmakers should expect to weigh legislation next year that would stand up a more independent MBTA oversight system, one senator said Thursday, contending that the existing approach by the Department of Public Utilities is part of a "mass failure" that allowed T safety issues to fester.

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