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Hmm, state lawmakers questioning T officials about lack of transparency . . .

Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Jamey Tesler (left) and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak testified in front of the Joint Transportation Committee on July 18 about T safety problems.Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Re “Officials grilled on T safety problems” (Page A1, July 19): In the article about an oversight hearing on Beacon Hill in which lawmakers pressed transportation officials about MBTA safety, I read the quote “What good does it do to keep the public in the dark?” with a sense of irony. It’s quite a question to come from a state senator, considering the lack of transparency in the Legislature. It’s time they ask the same question of themselves.

David Valade