By Rebeca Pereira
Two state senators introduced a budget amendment last week that is meant to increase transparency between lawmakers and MBTA officials. The amendment, co-sponsored by Senators Nick Collins and Walter Timilty, would require quarterly reports on all MBTA capital projects, including railway refurbishment.
The legislative push comes in the wake of news reports detailing delays in trolley refurbishments on the Mattapan-Ashmont line. Collins said a breakdown in communication left legislators in the dark and months of work unaccounted for.