Oversight Hearing To Examine Winter Transportation Woes
The snow is melting and public transportation is returning to full service. But the investigations into the massive breakdowns that plagued the MBTA during a record-setting stretch of winter weather are continuing.
The Legislature's transportation committee has scheduled two days of oversight hearings at the State House on Monday and Tuesday. The panel has summoned a number of officials to discuss topics including the overall condition of the state's transportation network and response plans for extreme weather.
State Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack and interim T General Manager Frank DePaola are among those scheduled to appear on Monday. Keolis General Manager Gerald Francis will answer questions on Tuesday about the state's commuter rail system.
Meanwhile, a special commission appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker to perform a sweeping review of the MBTA could issue its recommendations soon.