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Group Sees "High Stakes" In Fed Probe Of MBTA

Federal investigators said May 2 that a door safety system failed on a Red Line train (pictured), allowing the train to depart Broadway Station on April 10 while passenger Robinson Lalin was trapped in the door. Lalin died as a result of the accident. [NTSB]

Warning that a long-term federal intervention at the MBTA could lead to fare hikes and service cuts, a transit advocacy group on Wednesday slammed the T's board of directors for "lax oversight" and called on Beacon Hill to reimagine how Massachusetts funds the agency.

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