The T says it's busing passengers between Bowdoin and Airport - except Bowdoin riders are supposed to catch the bus at Government Center - due to a bomb threat that shut Maverick station around 5:30 p.m.
Update: Around 6:48 p.m., Transit Police completed their sweep of the station and re-opened it for service.
Craig Wright reports on an incident on the inbound platform on the Red Line at South Station around 9 a.m.:
Woman hit older woman with iced coffee, then dumped on her head because she was "intentionally blocking her."
I guess from boarding the train? Who knows! To the older woman's credit - she just pretty much laughed it off.
The coffee dumper then walked away, he said.
Deborah Kaplan spotted this plaintive flier posted at Harvard on the Red Line this morning.
Around 3:45 p.m. on an inbound train at Kendall. The spitter will face a charge of assault and battery if found.
As one of the most walkable cities in America, Boston could be well positioned to deal with future transportation trends, experts said at an MIT Media Lab forum on the future of transportation in Boston last night.
In the fourth of a series of Boston Futures meetings, the MIT Media Lab Monday night hosted a panel on mobility and the opportunities for transport solutions for 2024 and beyond. Read more.
A Silver Line sprinkler system went kablooie near Courthouse station. As of 5:40 p.m., the Fire Department was halting buses from entering the station, water was pooling to about a foot deep in the tunnel and a BWSC crew was on the way.
Somebody's attached a whole bunch of CDs to a fence at one of the entrances to the Fairmount station on the Fairmount line (on Fairmount Avenue, of course).
Gov. Mike Dukakis (a.k.a. Prof. MBTA) was going into the Dedham Costco this morning as I exited. I hailed him and of course had to be the jerk saying the obvious, that he arrived by car instead of public transit. He laughed and also said the obvious, that any combination of MBTA services would be arduous and time-consuming.
That gave him the segue into his communication with Costco management. He's been pitching a Boston store. He says he told them it would be well received and profitable. He pointed out that his daughter lives in San Francisco where she is only 10 minutes from an in-town Costco.
WBZ reports a Route 35 driver spotted a lemonade stand some kids were running on Centre Street in West Roxbury and pulled over and bought his seven passengers lemonade.
The Zakim gets all the attention, but the old commuter-rail bridge next to it has its own charms, including a spiral staircase to the top. Molly Hester admired its form from North Point Park in Cambridge yesterday.
Around 8 p.m., BPD officers tried to stop a car in the area of McBride Street in Jamaica Plain as part of a drug investigation. Seems the driver didn't want to be stopped, so he took off, with officers in pursuit. Just as a supervisor was about to call off the search, officers managed to box the car in near English High School.
They collared one of the cars occupants, but another took off down through the Southwest Corridor Park. Read more.
It's buses all the way down from Kenmore to Packards Corner due to a track problem, the T reports.
Small bus fire in front of 100 Federal St. boston. Fire followed a loud explosion pic.twitter.com/neY0OlJ0NA
â€” NHVT (@nhvt504) July 8, 2015
Around 4:30 p.m., people across the Financial District heard a loud boom. Those who happened to be on Federal Street in front of the Bank of America building, saw flames coming out of the rear tire well of an MBTA bus, followed quickly by the arrival of Boston firefighters, who doused the engine.
After they were done, T inspectors tried to figure out what had happened before the bus was towed away.
Just got an alert from the T that they are now running shuttle buses between Oak Grove and Wellington due to a track problem at Malden Center.
Shuttle buses replacing Orange Line service between Oak Grove and Wellington stations due to a track problem
Last Updated: 7/7/2015 1:56:04 PM
Orange Line experiencing moderate delays due to a track problem at Malden Center
Last Updated: 7/7/2015 1:43:14 PM
Update - As of 2:40 pm, shuttle buses cancelled, but T still reporting minor delays.
But he's not very happy about it this morning. Seth Moulton tweets:
No a/c on the train from Salem this morning! Come on, @MBTA and @KeolisNA! #sweltering #ma6 #mapoli