By Andy Metzger
State House News Service
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker’s MBTA reform package began leaving its station in the Transportation Committee on Monday afternoon minus a few of the provisions the governor included in his own version.
Lawmakers on the committee have until 3 p.m. Tuesday to vote on a bill that would create a fiscal and management control board, while preserving the cap on MBTA fare hikes and without altering final and binding arbitration for labor at the T.
Baker, who took office right before particularly brutal snow and cold jammed up rail service in Metro Boston’s transit system, appointed an expert panel before recommending structural fixes to the governance of the T. The T is already engaged in preparing its hardware for next winter.