By Bob Salsberg, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — The projected cost of bringing Boston’s transit system into overall sound working order has climbed again.

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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials were announcing on Monday that the system’s State of Good Repair backlog was now estimated at $7.3 billion, an increase of more than $650 million from a previous estimate earlier this year.

The new figures were being offered at meeting of the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board, which was created last month to oversee the cash-strapped system.

The backlog is defined as the total amount it would cost to bring all assets up to ideal working order.

The T’s aging infrastructure was exposed during a severe stretch of winter weather earlier this year that resulted in massive equipment breakdowns, canceled trains and stranded passengers.

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