Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is proposing major changes to Boston’s public transit system after pounding snowstorms this winter slowed the nation’s oldest subway system to a crawl, frustrating hundreds of thousands of riders.
Mother Nature, old equipment and a surprisingly inept website conspired this week to bog down commuter services in Greater Boston, prompting the Massachusetts transport chief to apologize and pledge to do better.
The MBTA plans to spend $115 million on 20 new commuter rail locomotives officials say will improve service and save money.