BOSTON (AP) — It’s still summer, but Gov. Charlie Baker says he’s a bit nervous about how the MBTA will hold up during the coming winter.

He said Thursday during his monthly “Ask the Governor” program on WGBH-FM that the Boston transit system should be far better prepared for snow and ice than last winter when the T was crippled by blockbuster storms.

Baker pointed to an $85 million winter resiliency plan that includes the purchase of new snow plowing equipment and heaters to prevent buildup of ice on the rails.

He said transit officials have studied what other cold-weather cities have done to keep their systems functioning during harsh winter weather and are implementing some of the practices.


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