Week In Review: Snow Continues, MBTA GM Resigns, Boston 2024 Seeks Federal Funding
This week was all about snow — which has crippled the city and made commuting almost impossible.
Almost 80 inches of snow has fallen so far this winter, and another blizzard is coming this weekend that could drop another 10 to 18 inches.
Also this week — no more hugs from Beverly Scott. After the governor publicly expressed his disapproval of the T’s performance under snowy conditions, the head of the T surprised just about everyone and submitted her resignation.
“I’ve described her as a superstar in the past and she’s going to have enormous shoes to fill. And the T is going to have a hard time recovering from the last three weeks,” executive director of the MBTA Advisory Board Paul Regan told us this week.
Now, it’s up Gov. Charlie Baker to fix the troubled agency.
“Even if everything went exactly according to the T’s plans, the T is still going to have huge issues with respect to the commuter rail, which has been demonstrated long before the snow storm started,” Baker said this week.
- “What will happen now that the general manager of the MBTA, Beverly Scott, has announced her intention to resign?”
- “The organizers of Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid brought their pitch for federal money to Washington on Thursday, seeking support in Congress for taxpayer-funded security measures they told lawmakers will cost at least a billion dollars.”
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