MBTA GM Says He Is Ready To Implement $8 Billion Improvement Plan

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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) new general manager said he is ready to implement an $8 billion capital improvement plan.

“The good news is that these plans — the five-year $8 billion plan is fully funded. Our challenge here is to execute on it,” MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said.

Poftak assumed the general manager role on Jan. 1, taking over for Luis Ramirez, who only held the position for 15 months.

Poftak said it will take 15 years for the MBTA to be in good condition.

“This system runs every day, and we’ve got to make sure we’re getting better every day,” Poftak said.

WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Mike Macklin reports

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