Massachusetts governor calls transit system's performance amid storm 'unacceptable'

IndustriesAssociated Press

Gov. Charlie Baker calls the performance of Boston's public transit system during the severe winter weather "unacceptable."

Baker said Monday he was disappointed and frustrated that the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority hadn't been able to maintain even limited service on some rapid transit lines as the latest storm pounds the Boston area.

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On Monday, nearly 50 commuters were evacuated from a disabled Red Line train in Quincy after being stranded for more than two hours.

Portions of the Red and Orange lines also shut down completely.

The governor acknowledged that the recent spate of snowfall has been unprecedented and that transit employees have worked hard to keep the system moving.

Baker says he plans to have a "long conversation" with T management after the weather subsides.