- Associated Press - Sunday, May 10, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker’s plan to overhaul management of the state’s transit system is the subject of a public hearing this week.

The centerpiece of Baker’s bill is the creation of a new Fiscal Management and Control Board to oversee operations and finances of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority through 2018.

Baker’s bill follows one of the worst winters in Boston history. The city set an all-time snowfall record, receiving more than nine feet of snow, much of it in February.

The snowfall sparked long delays and repeated shutdown of portions of the public transit system.

The hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Monday at the Statehouse before the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation.

Before the hearing, business groups are planning to gather at the Statehouse to urge lawmakers to adopt the measures.


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