Boston’s MBTA To Shut Down At 2 P.M.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is shutting down all service at 2 p.m. due to expected high winds from Sandy.

Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey says the order affects all subway, bus and commuter rail service.

Davey says the decision was made ahead of time to give people who took public transportation in the morning several hours to get home.

Davey says trains and buses will complete their routes after 2 p.m. Monday, but there will no routes started beyond that time.

He says he is unsure when the MBTA will resume service, though he is hoping it might be in time for the Tuesday morning commute.

The secretary said ridership was down significantly Monday as people heeded advice to stay home in advance of the storm.

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