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The Boston Globe


Joan Vennochi

Rail company has inside track at T

When trains run late in Massachusetts, blame weather or old equipment.

Don’t blame the politically wired firm that’s paid billions to run the MBTA commuter rail system. Since the T owns the trains, the tracks, the switches, and the bridges, the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company insists that it’s only responsible for the workforce. By the company’s calculation, most delays are not its fault.

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