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Snow tests new MBTA winter preparation

Agency spent the past few months winterizing its system, hoping the preparation with prevent a repeat of last year. The prep included replacement of 10 miles of the third on the Red Line and putting third rail heaters on the Orange Line.

MBTA refund plan includes free fares, discounted passes

Commuters who paid for passes this winter and either got no service or disruptive services during snowstorms had said they should be fully compensated, but Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack said full reimbursement would have been too expensive.

MBTA commuter rail system at 80% capacity

Keolis GM Gerald Francis expects system to by operating at 92% capacity in the next two weeks, with the goal still set to be fully operational by the end of March.

D.C. Metro rail ridership drops due to snowfall

Only 36,097 trips were taken yesterday, Wednesday, Feb. 10, when white-out blizzard conditions limited the rail system to underground service only. By comparison, there were 670,643 trips taken the previous Wednesday (Feb. 3).