MBTA GM: I Always Knew I Would Not Fulfill a 3-Year Contract

Boston's transit agency is slowly returning to normal after a series of crippling snowstorm and frigid temperatures.

General Manager Beverly Scott, who had estimated it could take a month to restore the system, said the latest restorations are a "major step."

In one of the few interviews Scott has held since she announced she will step down, she told necn's Alison King she always thought she would leave her contract prematurely. 

"Whether people will believe it or not, I have always known, even though I have an agreement to the end of the year, I have always known that I would not wind up remaining through the end of the year, ok? It was simply, for me, a matter of at what point," Scott said. "I call it an agreement, which plenty of people have copies of, have no golden parachutes, no nothing, ok? and so that's what I've looked at it as, as being an agreement."

The chair of the MassDOT board of directors released a statement saying they had "hoped and expected" that she would fulfill her three-year contract, which ends in December.

Scott added that she knew in Nov. that she would leave her contract early when her granddaughter asked her to spend more time with her.

The MBTA restored service to all subway and trolley branches Monday just in time for the morning commute. Monday marks the first time all subway and trolley lines being fully operational since Feb. 1.

The updates mean service is completely restored to the Green, Red, Blue and Orange lines. Buses are running on a regular weekday scheduled, but delays are expected. Commuter rail trains are running on what the T calls a "modified" schedule Monday and passengers are being told to expect delays and cancellations. Ferry service is back to normal.

In addition, the MBTA is considering fare reimbursment for commuters who faced limited service. They will meet next week to discuss a plan. 

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