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Mass. Gov. wants answers for transit 'failure' amid storms

Posted on February 10, 2015

Photo taken during winter storm Juno on January 27, 2015. Peter Elmon via Flickr
Photo taken during winter storm Juno on January 27, 2015. Peter Elmon via Flickr

BOSTON — Massachussetts Gov. Charlie Baker wants MBTA transit officials to explain what went wrong amid a series of record-shattering storms and how they plan to fix it when they meet for in a post-winter “debrief, the Boston Herald reported.

RELATED: MBTA rail struggles during record snowfall, cold

According to an aide, Gov. Baker is "Looking for the T to provide a plan, an operating plan, for the next year. And the next two years. And how the service will keep running, because clearly it failed here."

After a day marked by more delays and stalled trains, the MBTA suspended all rail service Tuesday as the state digs out from a third major storm in two weeks.

MBTA GM Beverly Scott spoke to the Herald yesterday morning, apologizing for the delays and saying, “If this was many markets — where there is less of a dependency on public transport — they would have thrown in the towel a long time ago.” For the full story, click here.

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