Massachusetts Legislature to reconsider DPU oversight of MBTA

Boston Herald

In the letter, Barrett and Roy invited Nelson to testify at the hearing, which the committee will conduct to “inquire into the Department of Public Utilities’ discharge of its responsibility to monitor the safety of MBTA operations.”

Questions raised at the hearing will center around whether the DPU has enough motivation, capacity, focus and expertise to carry out its state oversight role of the MBTA, which continues to suffer from a startling number of safety incidents.