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US slices federal funds for MBTA security

Key operations not affected, officials say

Federal security funding for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has been cut in half, part of a sharp decline for the transit agency in recent years and a nationwide drop in grants to local and state authorities.

Officials at the MBTA said the agency applied for more than $15 million in security grants, but will receive just $3.25 million, down from $6.6 million in 2012.

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