After a year of work and $32 MM dollars, MBTA failed again

A piece of broken rail forced shuttle service along the Ashmont branch of the Red Line during rush hour Tuesday morning, an issue the MBTA believes resulted from a quick drop in temperature this week.

“The exact cause remains under investigation, but it is believed to be related to the extreme drop in temperatures (from fairly mild to bitterly cold),” MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said in an email. “Such a drop can be very stressful on a running rail.”

what are we going to say about MBTA, with $310,000 annual overtime pay, pension, benefits and generous PTO and rule of not required to show up?