'Federal oversight of subways proposed'
After recent T accidents, it’s hard to argue with an Obama administration plan
for a federal takeover of safety regulation for the nation’s subway and light-rail systems, citing “haphazard and ineffective oversight by state agencies.” …
Of course the following is what the debt-ridden T will look at most closely: “States running their own programs would receive federal funds to cover salaries, training and other expenses.” It should go without saying the T would normally jump at any increased federal subsidies for the system. But can you imagine the deliberations over how to bamboozle the feds into paying for and maintaining the T’s highest-in-the-nation union benefits? To be a fly on the wall this morning over at the Boston Carmen’s Union
-- I hadn't noticed that Outraged Liberal had already jumped on the issue
. He thinks a fed takeover is a 'marvelous idea.'