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MBTA Says It Could Take 30 Days To Get Back On Track

BOSTON (CBS) – MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott says it could take up to 30 days to get the whole transit system back on track, if there are no more blizzards.

The transit system shut down completely on Sunday, and was operating on a limited schedule on Monday. The MBTA says it will provide a limited schedule of rail and bus service on Tuesday.

Dozens of inmates were helping to shovel the tracks on Monday.

"Beginning with what we are calling a reduced core service, we will strategically and methodically take this system back line by line, vehicle by vehicle, station by station, area by area," Scott said on a conference call Monday.

Scott says there has been no discussion about any refunds for monthly pass holders who have been late, or have not been able to get to work in the past few weeks.

Last week, Red Line riders had to be evacuated from a disabled train in Quincy during a snowstorm.

Scott, who announced she was resigning last week, says she has filed for federal disaster assistance.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Lana Jones reports

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