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Massachusetts Public Transit Shutdown Leaves Some Stranded In Rhode Island

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The snow is no longer falling, but transportation remains snarled across much of Southern New England. Public transit has all but shut down in Boston,...

The snow is no longer falling, but transportation remains snarled across much of Southern New England.  Public transit has all but shut down in Boston, leaving commuters and others stranded in Providence.

The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority halted all commuter train and Subway service at 7 p.m. Tuesday. That left riders in Rhode Island with few good options except Amtrak trains, and even those are running on a limited schedule.

Waiting for her train in Providence, Somerville resident Natalie Bachicha said she’s been trying to get home for two days.  “I was supposed to head back, Sunday evening, that didn’t quite work out, but I was pretty excited we had a snow day on Monday, but then buses and trains kept getting canceled and canceled, and I decided I’d just hedge my bets on the Amtrak so I could make it back to school on Wednesday.  I’ve got a class of third graders waiting for me,” said Bachicha.

MBTA officials say they don’t know when commuter rail service will resume. Rhode Island’s public buses are running, but some routes have been detoured due to road conditions.  Rhode Island’s public transit authority, is dispatching buses to shuttle passengers relying on MBTA commuter rails from Wickford, and T.F. Green Airport.

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Massachusetts Public Transit Shutdown Leaves Some Stranded In Rhode Island
Massachusetts Public Transit Shutdown Leaves Some Stranded In Rhode Island