MBTA Spring Cleanup Met With Mixed Reviews

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A spring cleanup initiative for high-traffic MBTA stations is being met with mixed reviews.

Most riders agree that a cleaner T station would make for a more pleasant commute, but cleanliness is a low priority for those frustrated with essential functions like timing and ticketing.

"Half the time the machine doesn't even work," one rider told WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama. "And then you're wasting more time just sitting there waiting for the train you just missed."

"I've never gotten a receipt out of one," another added. "That's a problem because I get reimbursed at work, so I have no way to get reimbursed without a receipt."

The Fiscal Management Control Board says the six month initiative will begin April 1 and $25 million will go towards repainting ceilings, repairing leaks, updating maps and signage, removing smells and boosting lighting.

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