Lawmakers look to remove MBTA oversight from Department of Public Utilities

Boston Herald

State lawmakers are drafting legislation to move MBTA safety oversight out of the Department of Public Utilities.

“Work on the subject is quite intense,” said state Sen. Mike Barrett. “We have to decide whether all the transportation functions currently organized in the DPU should move over to an independent agency, or whether a new agency should focus only on the MBTA and safety.”