- Oct 2, 2011
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The orange line being “done” was never the intention of the shutdown. The intention was to work on emergency repairs and complete “5 years of work in a month”. Was that accomplished? Probably not, but the backlog of deferred maintenance on the OL and the MBTA as a whole is substantial. Completing all of that maintenance in 1 month was never realistic, nor was it even the stated goal of the shutdown. There will always be maintenance needed on every functioning railroad, the T just needs to play catch-up after years of not doing enough.
Yeah, & the same things seem to be happening on the Red & Green Lines also, especially the D Line! Now we also are hearing that the new system that supposedly was put in, Auto Train protection (ATP) is being frigging delayed for a year, which probably means that crashes can still happen!! Oh. what a mess! Seems that as soon as they get ahead, they're dragged back for another damn year!! The 2-step Boogie!!!!