At first, it might seem like a ridiculous question. But as Readville residents told the prospective developer of 240 apartments across the Milton Street bridge from Readville station tonight, it begins to make sense if you actually try to commute from the station. Read more.
Residents left a planning meeting to improve South Boston bus services Wednesday night frustrated by bus stop changes the T developed without first asking the public for insight into major issues in the area. Read more.
CommonWealth Magazine reports House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) has signed onto the Dukakis/Weld effort to build a tunnel between South and North stations.
Backers say the tunnel would not cost much more than the state's current plans to expand South Station and would provide far more benefits, including reducing the need for tracks at South Station, especially if the Postal Service decides to never move from its facility along Fort Point Channel.
UPDATE, 9:55 a.m. The problems and delays continue.
The governor said yesterday the Red Line's resilient enough for this coming winter, but he didn't say anything about this morning's commute, which first came to a halt around 6:30 a.m. because an inbound train went express to Valhalla near Kendall, then, later, because the signals at Alewife decided they were sick of hearing about resiliency and were going to show that Baker guy what they thought about that.
Bill Donuts exclaimed to the T:
Kris Haight watched the Carmen's Union protest on Devonshire Street in advance of a meeting Gov. Baker was scheduled to attend this morning.
A trolley that clang, clang, clanged its last this morning is causing grief on the Green Line. At 8:05 a.m., Matt Hrono reported:
Green line is royally bone. Disabled at Kenmore and I'm stuck somewhere between Hynes and Kenmore. Going on 20min now
Shelisa Bittle, 26, of Somerville, whose arrest at the back of a T bus Friday was captured on video was released on personal recognizance today on at her arraignment in Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of larceny, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Updated with info from Transit Police.
Transit Police report a man believed to be in his 50s was hit and killed by a train at the Braintree platform at JFK/UMass.
The man died from his injuries, police say, adding that while an investigation is underway, foul play is not suspected. The Dorchester Reporter reports he jumped.
Extricating the man and investigating the incident halted Red Line service to Braintree; passengers crowded outside stations waiting for shuttle buses; some were able to get on South Shore-bound commuter-rail trains.what
Transit Police are investigating the way a woman was arrested on a bus at Dudley station yesterday morning after she allegedly stole from another woman running a small pushcart at the station - but say an initial review shows the alleged thief is to blame for a commotion captured on video. Read more.
UPDATED, 3:25 p.m. with Transit Police statement.
A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask was arrested today after allegedly threatening to blow up the Forest Hills-bound Orange Line train he was on this morning - a threat he couldn't actually carry out because he had no bomb - Transit Police report. Read more.
Mike Kix watched workers replace some defective glass panels with plywood at the new Government Center T station today.
A tree in Roslindale proved unusually susceptible to gravity this afternoon, taking a quick plunge onto the Needham Line tracks and causing all sorts of grief for people who just want to get home after the long short week - as well as for people trying to get into town on the line.
Moving more seventh graders from school buses to the T has general worked very well, but Assistant Superintendent Kim Rice told the School Committee that she's heard from a number of girls that they're not feeling all that safe on the T, in particular because of issues such as catcalling.
Rice said she and other officials plan to spend time figuring out what to do about that.
The Globe reports Cambridge is looking at adding a fee for developers looking to build in Kendall Square for a new transportation-improvement fund.
Developers of some large projects have stepped up (think New Balance with its Brighton commuter-rail stop and Harvard with its Allston commuter-rail stop), but this would apply to smaller developments as well.