State transportation planners working on the long delayed plans to extend the Green Line past Lechmere will recommend next week that the MBTA hire a consortium of companies to do the work, at a potential cost of no more than $1.1 billion - on top of what the state's already spent on the work. Read more.
The MBTA reports "minor" delay on the B Line inbound due to a train that kicked the bucket at Harvard Avenue.
A trolley that flat-lined at Arlington means "severe" delays on the Green Line, the MBTA reports. At 12:16 p.m., Matthew Miller took advantage of that sweet in-tunnel WiFi:
Green line westbound is at a standstill - was saying a disabled train at Arlington while we were sitting at Park for 20 minutes, but now we moved a little bit and are still stuck
A trolley died between Government Center and Haymarket and caused all sorts of grief for Green Line riders. The MBTA is currently reporting residual "minor" delays.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to a recalcitrant switch at Park Street.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Riverside Line due to a deceased trolley at Longwood. Andy Stocker reports:
Stuck a train's length west of Longwood in the D line OB. Half hour. They say we'll move soon. Can't get off, not at platform.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays inbound on the Green Line due to a little trolley that couldn't at Boylston.
The MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays on the D Line inbound due to a trolley that met its maker at Eliot.
MassDOT announced today that it's installing specialized traffic signal systems along Beacon Street in Brookline, and Comm. Ave. and Huntington Ave. in Boston that will switch to green lights for approaching trolleys. Mass. Ave. in Cambridge will get similar treatment for buses. Read more.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays even after workers hauled away the carcass of a dead Green Line trolley at Government Center.
The MBTA reports it's hauled away the trolley that clutched its chest for the last time at Reservoir on the Riverside Line.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Riverside Line due to a trolley that breathed its last at Chestnut Hill.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Riverside Line due to a terminated trolley outbound at Waban.
Signal problems at Copley Square mean "minor" slowdowns on the Green Line, the MBTA reports.
Kristin Bridier spotted this pair beating it out of Brookline this morning.
Around 9:15 p.m., Transit Police report. The man, hit on the outbound side, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, police say, adding that foul play is not suspected.
Riders on the Blue Line and the Riverside branch of the Green Line had problems this morning when trains just refused to budge.