Seems a driver didn't spot that tiny little trolley heading outbound in time and so ran into it at Comm. Ave. and St. Paul shortly after 6 p.m. No injuries, but service was, of course, disrupted until about 6:30.
A man already wanted for various crimes was charged with another early Saturday: Knocking over a vending machine at the Stony Brook stop on the Orange Line, Transit Police report.
A surveillance video shows Dayquan Hardy, 22, apparently being quite happy with his work - possibly because he knows he's cheated death by vending-machine crushing. Read more.
Tyler Fitzpatrick watched Red Ranger chatting up another Red Line rider tonight.
Support for Boston 2024 Olympic Bid Slips to 39% of the people
BOSTON â€” More bad news arrived Wednesday for the boosters of Bostonâ€™s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics: A new poll shows that just 39 percent of voters statewide support the bid, while 49 percent oppose it.
Firefighters had to foam down a smoking Red Line on the Longfellow Bridge just past Charles/MGH around 6 p.m. Gabriel Fishman, who captured the scene just as firefighters arrived, reports they made short work of whatever the problem was and that service seemed to start up not long after.
A dead T bus on the tracks on South Huntington Avenue means the Green Line ain't going anywhere.
Shortly after 10 a.m., was taken away in bad shape.
Service was halted, causing severe delays.
Transit Police report arresting a Woburn man after he was spotted piggybacking behind another person at the Back Bay Orange Line stop around 2:20 p.m. yesterday.
Police were initially just going to write Timothy Chapman, 35, a citation for fare evasion, but then arrested him after discovering there was a warrant for his arrest on motor-vehicle violations out of Concord District Court. Police say:
During booking Chapman was found to be in possession of nearly 7,000 dollars in US Currency. Yes that's correct, he evaded a $2.10 fare while in possession of nearly 7 thousand dollars and had a warrant for his arrest. Hmmmmmmm.
The Braintree train was taken out of service at South Station; now the Red Line has "severe" delays.
Here's one way to encourage people to sign up with the MBTA's pay-by-phone system for commuter-rail parking: Raise the cost of parking by $2 a day for people who don't use the system.
The T says the price increase goes into effect on July 16 for people who do not buy monthly permits. People who pay by phone, however, will get a $2 daily discount starting that day. Read more.
I am seeing emissions from T buses is much thicker, nastier in certain parts of Boston vs others. People who live in these areas are impacted throughout the day with this coming right into their homes through their windows. You can wipe the black carbon soot off of floors,furniture. How much are people breathing in? Why isn't the T addressing all of the concerns, not just the higher profile trains impacted by blizzard conditions.
From Reservoir to Riverside, the Green Line is a non-entity. Buses are stacking up at Reservoir.
Transit Police report arresting a man on charges he groped a woman in the tunnel between the Orange and Red Lines at Downtown Crossing Thursday morning - and after he tried to fight off arriving officers. Read more.
Shades of February: The T has replaced the Blue Line between Airport and Bowdoin with buses, this time due to some sort of power issue at Bowdoin. Read more.
A morning power failure that hit parts of Medford and Malden (and at least one Dunkin' Donuts in Everett) also brought the Orange Line to a crawl, with the T announcing the dreaded "severe" delays. While the trains run off the T's very own power supply, the signals that control the trains get their juice from National Grid.
A Suffolk Superior Court judge today denied a request from Hyundai-Rotem to block the T from buying new Orange and Red Line cars from a Chinese manufacturer. Read more.