The T

By - 3/18/14 - 12:19 pm
Botelho

Transit Police report arresting an Arlington man last night for an incident on an inbound Orange Line train they say started with him hurling insults at two women and escalated to him trying to rob them, spitting at them and waving his fists at them.

Police say a male passenger managed to get ahold of Richard Botelho, 43, and keep him from moving until... Read more

By - 3/17/14 - 3:29 pm

For the second time in three months, a federal judge has said the company that manages advertising for the T did nothing to violate the First Amendment in rejecting an ad from a New Hampshire group that compares Palestinians to savages.

Only this time, Judge Nathaniel Gorton signaled he's getting a little sick of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which sued the T a second... Read more

By - 3/17/14 - 9:24 am

Unlucky Worcester Line riders, specifically those on the 582 and 506 trains, were not happy campers when they finally pulled into South Station this morning. Dave reports the 582, which had a locomotive that expired mid-route, was an hour and 47 minutes late, while the 506, which was hitched up to the 582 to push it into town, was 53 minutes late.

To... Read more

By - 3/16/14 - 8:08 pm

Download a copy and look at the times for last trains on Fridays and Saturdays (scroll down a page).

By - 3/14/14 - 9:52 pm
Suspects in attacks on Red Line at Broadway

Davis, Joyce and Mullen. Photos by Transit Police.

Transit Police report arresting two South Boston residents and a Dorchester man on charges they beat a man on a Red Line train and two women who tried to come to his aid on Sunday.

Police add they obtained an arrest warrant for another South Boston man for his alleged role in the attacks on a train entering Broadway station.

Michael Davis, 36,... Read more

By - 3/14/14 - 7:34 am

An inbound Red Line train refused to go past its expiration date at Wollaston, causing what the T called "moderate" delays at the start of rush hour this morning. Or as Sara put it:

Been waiting over 20 min for a train at #wollaston. #commute #freezing

UPDATE, 9 a.m. Another Red Line train saw a bright white light, this time at Harvard, and immediately... Read more

By - 3/13/14 - 1:34 pm

Transit Police report arresting Rafael Hernandez, 53, on charges he unzipped his pants and was "fully exposing himself" on a bus at Kneeland and Tyler streets around 9:30 a.m.

Hernandez is due for arraignment tomorrow in Boston Municipal Court on a charge of open and gross lewdness.

Innocent, etc.

By - 3/13/14 - 10:26 am

Transit Police report, say tips from the public after video was posted were key to their investigation, but nobody has been formally charged yet for the incident on a train approaching Broadway.

By - 3/13/14 - 9:03 am

State House News Service reports the T will run subways, the Silver Line and 15 bus routes until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays in a one-year pilot.

WBUR talks to T General Manager Beverly Scott, who says she hopes the year-long pilot is the first step in a long-term journey towards 24-hour mass transit in the Boston area.... Read more

By - 3/12/14 - 11:44 am
Big Dig on upskirting

The Dig itself finds its visual comment on the last week's upskirting news to be bad-ass cover art.

Jess Critcher begs to differ:

Ugh what's up with @DigBoston's creepy cover art? #upskirt + #mbta is gross & scary, not "bad ass."

This is a real problem! Please don't trivialize #streetharassment

... Read more
By - 3/12/14 - 7:29 am
Truck that was on Fitchburg Line tracks.

After pieces of the truck cleared, Fitchburg Line passengers look on. Photo by Finn.

Happened on 128 at Rte. 20, backing up 128 southbound and halting inbound service on the Fitchburg Line, since part of the truck seemed to have landed on the tracks, only it didn't.

By - 3/11/14 - 6:31 pm
Mastin

Transit Police report arresting Tyreke Mastin, 20, on charges he trailed two women in the Quincy Adams parking garage in failed attempts to steal their cars last Thursday.

In both cases, the women were able to get into their cars and drive away.

Mastin, arrested at Hynes station on the Green Line, was scheduled for arraignment in Quincy District Court on a charge... Read more

By - 3/11/14 - 5:33 pm

Transit Police report an argument between a man and a group of six people around 9 p.m. on Sunday devolved into a general beatdown that left the man - and two women who tried to help him, beaten on the floor of the train:

The original victim and the below described group

... Read more
By - 3/11/14 - 5:05 pm

WCVB reports the MBTA has found no track or signal problems on the Green Line between Kenmore and Fenway and that its attention is now focused on the driver, who was taken off the job following yesterday's D Line derailment.

By - 3/11/14 - 9:19 am

A Red Line train figured out how to go six feet under on the inbound side of the Longfellow shortly before 9.

By - 3/11/14 - 6:19 am

Now the T tries to figure out what caused a trolley to derail in the tunnel between Kenmore and Fenway yesterday.... Read more

By - 3/10/14 - 5:32 pm

If you thought you could avoid the problems on the C and D lines caused by derailment-induced bustitution by hopping on a B train, great idea - except that everybody else was thinking that, too.

Around 5:30, Teagan Rae reported:

It's insane. Three B Lines in a row completely packed.

... Read more

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