Broadside: MBTA Progress Report

(NECN) - Beverly Scott took charge of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority back in December 2012, and since then, she's navigated fare hikes, a new commuter rail contract, extended night time hours and some equipment way past its expiration date.

Just five weeks into rolling out its extended weekend night time hours, GM Scott says officials are excited about it.

"So far, I tell you, everything has been going very nicely at a nice clip, so what are we looking at, is that we're looking at at least a 100,000 so far that have wound up using the service," she said.

Scott confirmed that her ultimate goal would be 24/7 service for the MBTA.

"I believe as we get ready to go for the next chapter is that we literally need to ask ourselves the questions, 'What would be the big vision?' And to me, the vision would be for us to answer the question, what would it take for us to be able to run 24/7?" she said.

The MBTA recently granted a multi-billion, multi-year contract to French company Keolis to run its commuter rail; however, the company has found itself in the middle of a controversy.

Scott weighs in on that and more in the attached video.

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