Week In Review: Luis Ramirez Out At MBTA, Merrimack Valley, Moulton's Deal With Pelosi

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An MBTA Red Line train leaves Downtown Crossing station. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
An MBTA Red Line train leaves Downtown Crossing station. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Luis Ramirez stepped down as the T's general manager — after just 15 months on the job. It's the fifth leadership transition at the agency under Gov. Charlie Baker's watch. Why can't the MBTA find a long-term leader?

Plus, it's mission "mostly complete" in the Merrimack Valley, as gas has been restored to 96 percent of those affected by the gas explosions in September. On Friday, the last batch of trailers that temporary housing for Columbia Gas customers who had to leave their homes were removed. But Baker says the company is not off-the-hook.

Also, Nancy Pelosi rebuffs a Democratic rebellion and takes Trump head on.


Charles Chieppo, senior fellow at the Pioneer Institute and a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School

Renée Graham, columnist for the Boston Globe and a WBUR contributor. She tweets @reneeygraham

This segment aired on December 14, 2018.


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