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.
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.
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.