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MBTA Announces $83.7 Million Winter Resiliency Plan

Boston’s Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Gov. Charlie Baker have proposed an $83.7 million Winter Resiliency Plan, which includes purchasing additional snow removal equipment, upgrading infrastructure and bolstering operations during harsh weather—all recommendations from an APTA peer review conducted in April regarding system disruptions during the past winter.

Funding for the plan includes $62 million in federal formula funds for capital investments, $10 million in non-federal MBTA capital funds and $11.7 million in operating funds. The Massachusetts DOT board will review the proposal later this month.

“We learned last winter that, in addition to structural reforms, the MBTA needs meaningful improvements to its snow resiliency efforts, including upgrades to infrastructure, operations and equipment,” said interim MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola. “As we continue to work with the administration and our peer agencies to improve service reliability, we look forward to implementing these plans that are essential to reducing the amount and length of service disruptions during severe weather.”

For details about APTA’s peer review service, contact Bill Grizard.
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