Deval Patrick Considers Unspent Snow and Ice Removal Funds on MBTA

Putting his hat back on after being MIA on the MBTA, Patrick proposes a drop in the bucket as a first step toward fixing the T’s cash woes. “… We’ve had a good and calm and relatively snow-free winter so far. If the winter continues as it has been, there will be unspent snow and ice budget. That may be part of the one-year fix,” he said. “We need a permanent fix. We are working on both what the permanent fix ought to be … and also what a short-term measure ought to be so we can avoid some of the service cuts that are on the table right now.” [Herald]