Management & Operations

MBTA offers $30 an hour to shovel snow

Posted on February 17, 2015

MBTA Crews work to clear station areas and tracks. MBTA
MBTA Crews work to clear station areas and tracks. MBTA
BOSTON — It’s all hands on deck in Boston to get public transportation up and running again after another record-setting snowstorm. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) officials are paying $30 an hour to workers who help clear the snow, CBS Boston reported.

RELATED: MBTA's Bev Scott resigns amid Boston weather woes

A mixture of union workers, students and others just looking to make some extra cash are shoveling MBTA tracks, WBZ-TV’s reports. About 50 inmates from the Department of Correction are also helping to shovel, the MBTA said.

MBTA crews work to clear snow from switches on the GreenLine at Fenway Station. MBTA
MBTA crews work to clear snow from switches on the GreenLine at Fenway Station. MBTA


The transit system shut down completely on Sunday for the storm that dumped 16.2 inches of snow in the city, and rail and bus lines were operating on a limited schedule Monday, CBS Boston reported.

As efforts continue to recover from weeks of severe winter weather, the MBTA is announcing it will provide a limited schedule of rail and bus service on Tuesday. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (3 Comments)

More News

Metrolink's Art Leahy announces retirement

A 47-year veteran of the transportation industry, Leahy joined Metrolink after leading Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority as CEO from 2009 to 2015.

Palm Tran launches enhanced bus network

Known as the Route Performance Maximization (RPM) project, the system redesign is the first of its kind for Palm Tran in more than two decades.

L.A. Metro breaks ground on improvements project

The project will build two aerial bridges and stations as well as bike and pedestrian path grade separations at Van Nuys and Sepulveda Boulevards — two of the line’s busiest crossings.

RATP Dev USA to manage D.C. Circulator system

Under the terms of the contract, the contractor will directly supervise D.C. Circulator’s daily operations for six Circulator routes and maintain its 72-bus fleet.

Ricon's McNutt, popular transportation industry veteran, dies

Larry McNutt, Ricon sales manager of its commercial products division, died Friday, Oct. 5. He was 69 years old.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (3)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation