Meghan Rauber reports it's so pokey "Pokemon GO registers it as me walking and i can hatch so many eggs."
The Herald reports the state will pay Keolis $66 million more over the next six years because it turns out the company can't really run the sort of train service we expect for the price it initially bid.
A train that came up lame at Alewife is now causing "moderate" delays on the Red Line. Or as one rider puts it:
I am now 1hr into my 1hr commute, and nowhere near my destination.
A Red Line rider forwards this photo of a guy who tried and failed to get the attention of the two women on either side of him, or maybe upskirt them, on an Alewife-bound train between JFK/UMass and South Station.
The overhead wires for the 71 trackless trolley don't do much good when they catch on fire, as they did this afternoon in Watertown Square - as Itbeale captured.
However, the cars in question were built by CSR in China, while our new Red Line and Orange Line trains, to be delivered by 2022, will be built in Springfield.
People stuck on the Red Line are reporting their drivers are telling them there's maybe a fire or maybe a police action or maybe even both at Porter Square, but whatever it is, Red Line riders would dearly love to be somewhere else right now.
Thank goodness you pledged not to raise taxes or fees! For a second there, I thought the price of my new monthly MBTA pass was $9.50 more than last month. I mean, that would be an increased fee, right? Or a tax hike on non-driving commuters, maybe? Either way, it is SUCH a relief to know that good ol' Honest Charlie Baker is on my side, fighting against all those Democratic hacks, and would NEVER let that happen!
So when will they change that typo on the CharlieCard page back to $75?
Todd Consentino attended a MassDOT update session on the Casey Overpass/Forest Hills rehab project tonight and reports that the work has fallen a year behind schedule: Three months due to the inability to work under the mega snowpiles of 2015 and now nine months because the state is having problems buying six ceiling-mounted "jet fans" to ventilate and cool the Orange Line tunnel under the new ground-level Arborway. Read more.
Scientists who took samples on the MBTA from everything from subway straps to outdoor CharlieCard machines found that the microorganisms they found showed no greater virulence - or greater resistance to antibiotics - than you'd find elsewhere. Read more.
With the higher-fare clock counting down to Friday, Red Line riders are experiencing all sorts of delays thanks to a deceased train at Alewife this morning.
The Globe reports on the scorn and ridicule the officer heaped on the person to go with the photo she uploaded to a post sent to her Facebook friends a couple of days ago.
A "power problem" between Newton Centre and Chestnut Hill means "moderate" delays, the T advises.
The T is busing Green Line passengers between Reservoir and Newton Highlands due to a "track problem" at Newton Highlands.
Kylejemge watched the driver of an outbound Red Line train get out of the train and put a fire extinguisher to good use just before Charles/MGH this afternoon:
Climbed back in and kept going.
The T posted a couple photos today of the Springfield site where a Chinese company is building a factory that will build new Orange Line and Red Line cars, which are expected to roll out between late 2018 and 2022.
A power cable that caught fire at Charles/MGH around 1:40 a.m. meant no service between Kendall Square and Park Street first thing this morning. The T announced around 7 a.m. that repairs had been finished and service was resuming, but with "residual" delays.