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Interim MBTA boss vows all-hands-on-deck mentality for snowstorms

Posted on February 26, 2015

Image: MassDOT
Image: MassDOT

BOSTON — The MBTA's new acting GM said to meet his top priority of ensuring trains and trolleys can “weather the next winter,” he plans to import into the public transit system the all-hands-on-deck attitude the state's highway operation uses to combat snowstorms, The Boston Herald reported.

Frank DePaola, who served as the state's highway administrator before the MassDOT board tapped him Wednesday as interim GM to replace outgoing chief Beverly Scott, effective March 4, 2015.

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He said he has already created a team to examine what went wrong this winter, from logistical to mechanical problems, and create a master plan to fix all the issues to better “weather the next winter,” according to the report.

One of the primary things he intends to look into is finding special snow-trains equipped with massive blowers to shoot the snow far from the tracks. The T, he said, operated its normal subway trains — equipped with plows — over some of the rails during the storms, but they did little to push the record amounts of snow far away from the tracks to prevent drifts from burying the third rail, the Herald reported. For the full story, click here.

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