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.
Cybah has posted his latest batch of photos showing progress on the project to extend the Silver Line through East Boston into Chelsea by way of an old rail line. He took them around 5 a.m. today.
The MBTA reports it's hauled away the trolley that clutched its chest for the last time at Reservoir on the Riverside Line.
After not taking Commuter Rail for several weeks, I got a surprise as I had to pass through a gauntlet at South Station on the way to Fairmount early this afternoon. Some Campbell's-kids looking junior T employees confronted every aspiring passenger at the entry to Track 9. They demanded tickets for that specific train. I carped as I had to unburden myself of my Haymarket goodies and coffee to dig into my shirt pocket. The kid blocking me tried to be solemn in saying, "It's in the tariff!" Read more.
"Minor" delays on the Orange Line as a result, the MBTA says.
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.
Veeconley reports the T is once again using both tracks at Forest Hills, which should shave a minute or two off commutes to there. Of course, that does nothing to solve delays caused by the Orange Line just being the Orange Line, but it's a start.
Kara recounts an incident with a stranger on the Red Line last October.
His hand brushes my shoulder and he leans in, “Hey.”
I don’t say anything. I turn my head. “Sorry. I’m a little drunk,” he says. I’m still frozen. That’s when he reaches down and slowly strokes my boot from ankle to knee.
Signal problems at Copley Square mean "minor" slowdowns on the Green Line, the MBTA reports.
Chinese TV put together a vignette of our impending Orange Line cars - look at them go vroom on what looks like a major train line and don't get too worried about what looks like a giant red tick trying to eat the first car.
Via Steve Annear.
Kristin Bridier spotted this pair beating it out of Brookline this morning.
Or, more specifically, at the train station.
Since the beginning of September, the MBTA has implemented a program at North Station called "Fare is Fair". Read more.
Dan Roche noticed a barefoot messiah across the car from him on the Orange Line yesterday.
Boy, it's going to be great when the spiffy new Orange Line cars arrive and you'll get to spend extra time enjoying them, thanks to the sort of signal problems the T is reporting at Community College.
"Minor" delays inbound, the MBTA says.
The MBTA reports a train-loving artist in China has prepared this work to honor the Chinese subway cars that will, if nothing goes wrong, start rolling out on the Orange and Red Lines over the next several years. The T adds that the Springfield assembly plant, where most of the cars will be built out of components shipped over from the People's Republic, opens for business today.