Commute Hampered By Accumulated Snow, Transit Delays

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If you were able to make it into work today, you know it was rough going on the roads and on the rails. Blame a record snowfall over the past 7 days — more than 40 inches — for the commute from hell. The snow has clogged the roads, blocked the sidewalks and practically crippled the T and Commuter Rail.

Governor Charlie Baker called this morning's public transit delays "unacceptable" and said he wants to figure out how to improve service.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh acknowledged that this is partly to do with fact that the city's subway system is the oldest in the nation, and needs upgrading.

"We are going to continue working with the MBTA to make some upgrades, but also help them with their system. It's just tough," Walsh said. "But again, even if the system was brand new, weather like this would put some problems and stress on the service."


Stephanie Pollack, Massachusetts transportation secretary. She tweets @Steph_Pollack.

Rafael Mares, senior attorney with the Conservation Law Foundation.

This segment aired on February 3, 2015.


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