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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.

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