Mass. Gov. Baker wants better communication with Amtrak

May 19, 2016

By Alice Yin, Globe Correspondent, Boston Globe

WASHINGTON — Governor Charlie Baker plans to set “very aggressive protocols” with Amtrak regarding the tracks it shares with the MBTA, he said after a meeting with the train service’s chief executive Wednesday.Website Insert Perfect Answer copy

Baker and Amtrak’s Joe Boardman met at Amtrak’s headquarters to hash out a solution after faulty Amtrak-owned equipment held up commuters near South Station twice this year. In the future, the governor said, Amtrak will be subject to rigorous procedures for communicating with government officials and responding to equipment failure.

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