Public transportation to fully resume Monday
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The parking ban is still in effect in Boston, but crews are working around the clock to make sure full service resumes on Monday.
But many will have to be patient and plan extra time for the morning commute, which is expected to be slower going.
“We’re not going to be running perfect service but we are in fact going to be able to be fully restored tomorrow,” said Dr. Beverly Scott, MBTA general manager.
The MBTA started limited bus and subway service this afternoon to get the whole system running by Monday. Trucks are hauling snow from ‘T’ stops, workers are shoveling the rails and plow trains are making passes.
“This is an extraordinarily complicated and if you haven't heard me say it old system that we need to nurse back for tomorrow morning’s rush hour,” said Richard Davey, MassDOT CEO and Secretary.
With some last minute work underway all commuter trains should also run.
"We have most the lines opened up but we are experiencing substantial tree downage on the Kingston line and the Greenbush line,” said an MBTA official.
Amtrak is already getting back on track, but some trains are still cancelled. Planes started returning to Logan Airport last night and the Port Authority says service is now close to normal. State roads are looking pretty good, but the Department of Transportation has a reminder.
“They should be cautious and careful as they proceed,” said Davey.
If you are heading to Boston, the parking ban is still being enforced.
State roads are passable, but traffic is slowed down. There's ban on peak travel in the breakdown lanes on I-95 and Route 3.
“I would caution folks however that snow is built up on shoulders and the breakdown lane,” said Davey.
If you are using public transportation Monday morning, the suggestion is to give yourself an extra half hour.