BOSTON (State House News Service) — The MBTA is convening an independent team to get to the bottom of the delays in construction and delivery of more than 300 new Red and Orange Line cars to the MBTA, Gov. Healey told reporters Thursday after taking a ride on the Red Line.
The team will include management experts to "evaluate what changes and process improvements need to be implemented," to manufacturing management operations, delivery schedule, market conditions and the contractual terms the MBTA has with Chinese rail company CRRC.
The T has contracts with CRRC to replace the entire Red and Orange Line fleet with 404 new vehicles, but the timeline has been kicked down the road several times, most recently to December 2023 for the Orange Line and December 2023 for the Red Line.
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