Topic : snow removal

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D.C. wheelchair users say they are forgotten in blizzard

Accessibility| February 1, 2016

With large snow banks everywhere, an open curb usually is the only way a wheelchair user can get on or off the sidewalk.

N.Y. MTA prepares for snowstorm with army of workers, heavy equipment

Rail| January 22, 2016

Approximately 1,000 track workers will be deployed during the storm in addition to 800 station workers to keep stairs and platforms clear of snow. Personnel will have access to 262,500 pounds of calcium chloride and 200,000 pounds of sand to melt snow and ice.

Rail| November 5, 2015

Keolis, MBTA to combat winter with 47-piece snow-fighting arsenal

The purchase of $8.6 million in snow-fighting equipment by the agency, includes 10 snow fighters, six speed swings, six wheel loaders and 25 tractors.

Management & Operations| June 5, 2015

Gov. Baker unveils $83 million MBTA winter resiliency plan

Calls for investments this summer and over the next five years in snow removal equipment, infrastructure upgrades and operations during harsh weather to improve service reliability.

Rail| March 31, 2015

MBTA gets winter weather advice from 'peer' cities

Suggestions included using special diesel-powered vehicles to clear snow from tracks, as well as using deicing chemicals to prevent the third rail from freezing and losing contact with the trains.

Rail| February 25, 2015

Keolis/MBTA make strides with commuter rail snowstorm recovery

Milestones include the completion of snow and ice removal from all platforms and critical rail switches system-wide, as well as the addition of supplemental trains, doubledecker and standard passenger cars to increase capacity and combat overcrowding.

Management & Operations| February 17, 2015

MBTA offers $30 an hour to shovel snow

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.

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