Wednesday, May 20, 2015

House Minority Leader Brad Jones’ Statement on Speaker’s Endorsement of MBTA Control Board

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) issued the following statement today regarding House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s announcement that he is backing Governor Baker’s call for the creation of a control board to oversee the MBTA:

I welcome Speaker DeLeo’s endorsement of Governor Baker’s proposal for a control board to oversee the MBTA.  As the Governor has made clear, if nothing changes at the MBTA, then nothing will change.  A control board is essential for focusing on and implementing the reforms needed to provide long-term fiscal stability at the MBTA and to ensure the delivery of safe and reliable services to its riders moving forward.  The Speaker recognizes this, and it is my hope that we are now one important step closer to approving a control board to achieve these worthy goals on behalf of the MBTA's users and the state’s taxpayers.”