On Tuesday, Governor Charlie Baker announced he will ask for $50 million in one-time funding from the state legislature to help the MBTA speed repairs along.
This proposal is coming two weeks after the nightmare derailment on the Red Line which is still causing delays.
According to the Boston Globe, state and transit officials are exploring closing parts of the system for longer periods of time at night and on weekends so work can be completed faster. They also mentioned potential shutdowns during the work day – but are hoping to avoid inconveniencing T riders. You can read more about it here.
It was announced last week that delays on the Red Line would continue through the summer while work is done to get the MBTA back on track.
What do you think? Will $50 million help fix the MBTA?
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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