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MBTA considers the future of commuter rail service

Options include long-term pact

The MBTA board began talks yesterday on the future of one of the largest contracts in state government: the nearly $300 million-a-year deal to run the T’s commuter rail, responsible for moving 70,000 suburban workers in and out of Boston daily.

With the contract expiring in June 2013, T leaders are first considering whether the MBTA should end the outsourcing deal and run commuter rail itself.

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