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Report says T overpays for maintenance

Bus repairmen’s salary high

The MBTA pays twice as much for bus maintenance as most other transit agencies in the country, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pioneer Institute, a public policy research organization.

At a press conference outside the State House Wednesday morning, Gregory W. Sullivan, research director at the Pioneer Institute, said the analysis shows that the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority could save $250 million over the course of the next six years by bringing down bus maintenance costs to national standards, employing fewer repairmen and fueling staff, and paying those workers less.

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