T praised for response to Women’s March

Commonwealth Magazine | By Bruce Mohl | Jan. 24

TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY STEPHANIE POLLACK and members of the MBTA’s oversight board on Monday praised the authority and the state’s commuter rail operator for their response to the huge crowds that took public transit to the Women’s March on Saturday.

Pollack said early estimates of how many people would participate in the march had been in the 40,000 to 70,000 range, but those numbers ratcheted up dramatically on Friday as organizers said many more people would be coming. The estimates rose to 80,000 and then 100,000, but nowhere near the 175,000 that many believe ultimately participated.


The T began deployed extra staff and equipment to meet the demand. Keolis, the commuter rail operator, added trains. Many T operators who worked shifts in the morning stayed on through the afternoon to smooth the commute home.

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    • jcmbta on January 27, 2017 at 7:57 am

    The women’s march was good for the MBTA . it did a good job moving the people. a very peaceful one also.

    I still do not get the message on this protest ?

    the right of a women to have abortion at any time is still their right.
    but NOW I don’t have to pay for it. LOL!!!!

    • Lydia on January 25, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Heads up 589.State leaders will be voting on a pay INCREASE of $40,000 a year for state legislatures and an $80,000 a year INCREASE FOR STATE LEADERS,including an 80 PERCENT INCREASE ON THEIR PENSIONS..They are also going to vote on giving Judges a 25 percent increase per year..Talk about LINING THEIR POCKETS AND TAKING AWAY OURS…

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