MTA shutdown "unprecedented"

Posted at 1:33 PM, Jan 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-24 07:54:16-05

The Maryland Transit Administration's decision to shut down this weekend in advance of the blizzard was unprecedented, administrator Paul Comfort said Saturday.

The MTA has completely shut down three times in the last 40 years, Comfort told ABC2 News. 

But usually, that's in the middle of a storm, leaving travelers stranded, Comfort said.

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"We wanted to let our customers know what we were going to do," he said. 

Comfort said MTA service should be restored by Monday. 

Watch his interview with ABC2 News anchor Kelly Swoope for more. 

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