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MBTA considers options to compensate riders for snow woes

Posted on March 4, 2015

Skiing in the street.Photo: Peter Eimon via Flickr
Skiing in the street.Photo: Peter Eimon via Flickr

BOSTON —  The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) outlined several options Tuesday for compensating passengers who endured weeks of delays, cancellations and system-wide shutdowns as more than 8 feet of snow battered the region, reported the Associated Press.

RELATED: MBTA offers $30 an hour to shovel snow

The possibilities ranged from offering one week of free fares throughout the system ($6 million in lost revenue); rebates or discounts for customers who bought monthly passes from the MBTA only to see many of their regular trains canceled; or allowing commuter rail passengers to reuse their February pass for another month (about $10.5 million), the report said.

The MassDOT board is expected to decide on March 11 whether to approve any of the passenger compensation options, according to the AP.

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MBTA rail during winter storm Juno. Peter Elmon via Flickr
MBTA rail during winter storm Juno. Peter Elmon via Flickr

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