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MBTA to unveil winter plan, approves PTC contract

Posted on November 4, 2015

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BOSTON — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Keolis are set explain their winter weather plans at a media event Wednesday, the Boston Globe reported.

Earlier this year, Gov. Charlie Baker announced an $83 million plan to prevent the same problems the system experienced last winter. The T’s winter plan on the subway includes the installation of snow plows on Red and Orange Line trains and new third rail on the Red Line. The plan also called for increased use of contractors to help clear snow, new fencing on the Red and Orange lines to keep snow from blowing onto tracks, repairing old snow equipment and the purchase of new equipment. For the full story, click here.

Additionally, the fiscal control board that oversees the MBTA approved a $450 million contract to install positive train control on all of its commuter rail lines within five years, NBC 10 reported.

MBTA officials are concerned the project will add to an already tenuous financial situation for the agency, but officials hope to seek federal funding to offset the costs, according to the report. For the full story, click here.

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