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LaHood: Timing Perfect To Restart MBTA From "Ground Zero"

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood talks to members of the Legislature's Transportation Committee on Tuesday during the committee's third oversight hearing probing safety practices at the MBTA. [Sam Doran/SHNS]

Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing how to fix years of problems at the MBTA while state government stands on the threshold of a major change, and in the opinion of a former U.S. transportation secretary, they should use that timing as an opportunity to "think very seriously" about dismantling and reimagining the entire transit system.

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