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Boston's MBTA Expects Month-Long Recovery, Gov. Baker Not Satisfied With Contracted Company

Jim Levulis

Transit systems in Boston continue to struggle after nearly nine feet of snow blanketed the area over the past three weeks. The MBTA’s general manager Beverly Scott, who last week announced she will step down later this year, said the transit system won’t fully recover for a month.Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Governor Charlie Baker said he didn’t know it was going to take that long and that the primary focus is restoring service. He’s pushed the French company Keolis, hired last year to run the commuter rail lines, to come through on their no excuses contract clause.

“I’m really looking forward to having the folks from Keolis in for a chat,” Baker said. “I’m certainly not satisfied with their performance and I want to hear what their service recovery plan is. Just doing the same thing they’ve been doing everyday is not an adequate answer.”

Baker says Massachusetts will aggressively pursue federal disaster aid.

Audio courtesy of WBZ-TV.

Jim is WAMC’s Assistant News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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