Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Raymond LaHood, whose 2019 security evaluation panel report supplied the inspiration for the federal investigation of the MBTA, will present testimony at an upcoming legislative oversight listening to on the embattled company.

Through the Oct. 25 listening to, state lawmakers will ask LaHood to present suggestions on what the legislature and subsequent gubernatorial administration can do to repair the T.

“I feel the sensation of myself and my co-chair is the worth the previous secretary brings is a forward-looking one, given what’s within the report,” mentioned William Straus, Home chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation.

“The significance of the legislature going ahead and any governor is easy methods to deliver corrective actions to the T, not simply by way of security, however its total administration construction.”

Along with his work on the report, Straus mentioned the committee was additionally enthusiastic about drawing from LaHood’s broad transportation expertise.

“We predict it’s crucial to have consultants, particularly people who did a very deep dive into the MBTA,” mentioned Brendan Crighton, Senate chair of the committee.