Raphael Dumas and some fellow grad students from the MIT Transit Lab spent today on the T - all of it. Starting at Park Street shortly before 10 a.m. (after bicycling over on Hubway bikes from MIT), they proceeded to get on and off every open stop on all four subway lines (and, yes, that included the Mattapan line and all the branches... Read more
"Government Center is absolutely crammed with waiting passengers," A.P. Blake reports.
The T argued that Mattei had some of her conditions, which her family says forced her to drop out of college and will require home care, before the crash.... Read more
Downed wires at Copley and the resulting fire around 10 a.m. mean no service and lots of grumpy commuters... Read more
Personally, I think the new alerts are just plain awful, as compared to the old ones.
Say there are Green Line signal delays at Copley Junction:
Under the old system, the alert would read something like:
Green Line experiencing 10 to 15 minute delays due to a signal problem in the Copley area.
Under the new system, the new alert would read:
Green Line... Read more
Service on the B Line was interrupted briefly around 1:30 p.m. by a family of ducks - and bystanders trying to convince them trolley tracks are not really all they're quacked up to be. MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo reports on the incident on Comm. Ave. near Blanford:
Approaching the tunnel portal, a trolley operator spotted a small group of people chasing some ducks on the... Read more
MBTA say this guy is wanted for indecent assault and battery for an incident that happened last Tuesday at Park Street.
According to police, "a female victim was inappropriately assaulted" by him while they were getting on a C trolley.
He's described as 25-30. In addition to his red T-shirt, he... Read more
Around 8:50 p.m., Boston firefighters and Transit Police rushed to the area of Arlington and Boylston streets after several people reported hearing... Read more
Wire problems mean bustitution between Riverside and Kenmore.
The T just announced the station, right by the Marathon finish line, will remain closed tomorrow.
Yesterday, the MBTA warned the tax increases proposed by the legislature were so small it could jeopardize $500 million or in anticipated federal aid for the Green Line extension. This morning, as A.P. Blake noted at 8:55 a.m.:
In the past two hours, every rapid transit line in Boston has suffered some delay due to mechanical/signal failure.... Read more
Four teens got into an argument with a Green Line operator around 4:45 p.m. at the BU West Station. The MBTA reports one of them threw a soda can at the driver. He missed, but T police nabbed him and now he faces a court appearance for assault with a dangerous weapon, an MBTA spokesman says.
A roving UHub photographer reports he watched young dude sitting on a D trolley between Kenmore and Hynes tonight as an old guy with a cane stood and struggled to stay upright:
Unbelievable. Man was clearly having trouble maintaining his balance while the trolley moved. The... Read more