I'm all for an MBTA/MSP merger. Less duplicative overhead and streamlined brass. Plus, asset sharing is key to the terrorist threats that are relatively unique to public transit. I happen think that most state LE agencies (MBTA, MEP, etc.) should be rolled into MSP. With that said, I only favor such mergers if they are implemented properly. Everyone seems to equate "merger" with an onslaught of new troopers. It doesn't necessarily have to be that way. In the long run, the savings would hopefully stave off more drastic cuts elsewhere, such as to benefits and the like.