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The T

By - 7/31/15 - 1:17 pm
Bit of old newspaper found at Government Center MBTA station

The MBTA reports workers at the Government Center rehab project found remnants of a 1915 Boston Post behind an old door jamb.

Other, larger reminders of the station's past will be put on display: Read more.

By - 7/30/15 - 11:32 am

Dan Grabausakas, for example, is building an el in Honolulu (and, hey, the project is delayed and possibly over budget).

Now President Obama has nominated Bev Scott for a seat on the National Transportation Safety Board (which would investigate any crashes on the T).

Via Mike Deehan.

By - 7/29/15 - 6:14 pm

The MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays due to a dead Orange Line train at Downtown Crossing.

By - 7/29/15 - 6:10 pm

Brendan Kearney reports he'd just gotten off a trolley at Lechmere when the trolley failed to navigate the curve to turn around and came a bit off the tracks. The T is now busing passengers.

By - 7/28/15 - 1:58 pm

Latest from the T:

Sullivan Square is closed and being bypass due to Boston Fire Department activity. Shuttle buses will operate between Wellington and Sullivan only.

For customers desiring to exit at Sullivan, please exit at Wellington to board a shuttle bus back to Sullivan. For customers desiring to enter at Sullivan, please board a shuttle bus to Wellington to access Orange Line service.

Affected routes:
Orange Line

Last Updated: 7/28/2015 1:53:57 PM

By - 7/27/15 - 11:43 am

UPDATE: MassDOT says service was restored at 4:10 p.m.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., riders on an outbound C trolley that had just left Park Street saw a shower of sparks. And then the train died. Read more.

By - 7/23/15 - 7:08 pm

Catherine N reported at 6:45 p.m. she was on a dead outbound C trolley in the tunnel between Kenmore and St. Mary. There was another fjord-pining trolley on the B line.

By - 7/23/15 - 6:45 pm
People waiting for a bus on State Street due to Blue Line problems

T workers turn into Waldo at State Street: Where are they? Photo by Mister AO.

The T says it's busing passengers between Bowdoin and Airport - except Bowdoin riders are supposed to catch the bus at Government Center - due to a bomb threat that shut Maverick station around 5:30 p.m.

Update: Around 6:48 p.m., Transit Police completed their sweep of the station and re-opened it for service.

By - 7/23/15 - 9:18 am

Craig Wright reports on an incident on the inbound platform on the Red Line at South Station around 9 a.m.:

Woman hit older woman with iced coffee, then dumped on her head because she was "intentionally blocking her."

I guess from boarding the train? Who knows! To the older woman's credit - she just pretty much laughed it off.

The coffee dumper then walked away, he said.

By - 7/23/15 - 9:07 am
In search of a Murakami novel that was lost on the Red Line at Harvard

Deborah Kaplan spotted this plaintive flier posted at Harvard on the Red Line this morning.

By - 7/21/15 - 4:04 pm

Around 3:45 p.m. on an inbound train at Kendall. The spitter will face a charge of assault and battery if found.

By - 7/21/15 - 12:24 pm
Panelists talking about future transportation in Boston at MIT

Sheila Kennedy and Carlo Ratti of MIT, Wendy Landman of WalkBoston, Kent Larson of MIT Media Lab and Stacy Thompson of Livable Streets.

As one of the most walkable cities in America, Boston could be well positioned to deal with future transportation trends, experts said at an MIT Media Lab forum on the future of transportation in Boston last night.

In the fourth of a series of Boston Futures meetings, the MIT Media Lab Monday night hosted a panel on mobility and the opportunities for transport solutions for 2024 and beyond. Read more.

By - 7/20/15 - 5:44 pm

A Silver Line sprinkler system went kablooie near Courthouse station. As of 5:40 p.m., the Fire Department was halting buses from entering the station, water was pooling to about a foot deep in the tunnel and a BWSC crew was on the way.

By - 7/20/15 - 10:59 am
CDs on a fence at the Fairmount commuter-rail station in Hyde Park

Somebody's attached a whole bunch of CDs to a fence at one of the entrances to the Fairmount station on the Fairmount line (on Fairmount Avenue, of course).

By - 7/18/15 - 10:31 pm
Woman pointing at giant hole at Brighton trolley stop

The pointing problem finder of Brighton points out another problem, at the Green Line stop at Comm. Ave. and Washington Street:

Horrible little pothole on the MBTA just perfect for taking out a little old lady.

Earlier pointed complaints:
Giant red ball.
Fallen sign.

By - 7/18/15 - 11:06 am

Gov. Mike Dukakis (a.k.a. Prof. MBTA) was going into the Dedham Costco this morning as I exited. I hailed him and of course had to be the jerk saying the obvious, that he arrived by car instead of public transit. He laughed and also said the obvious, that any combination of MBTA services would be arduous and time-consuming.

That gave him the segue into his communication with Costco management. He's been pitching a Boston store. He says he told them it would be well received and profitable. He pointed out that his daughter lives in San Francisco where she is only 10 minutes from an in-town Costco.

By - 7/17/15 - 11:30 pm

WBZ reports a Route 35 driver spotted a lemonade stand some kids were running on Centre Street in West Roxbury and pulled over and bought his seven passengers lemonade.

By - 7/15/15 - 2:17 am
By - 7/14/15 - 11:45 am
Old railroad bridge over the Charles River

The Zakim gets all the attention, but the old commuter-rail bridge next to it has its own charms, including a spiral staircase to the top. Molly Hester admired its form from North Point Park in Cambridge yesterday.

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