A T bus on Centre Street in West Roxbury is hardly unusual. But this bus was parked outside the Gormley Funeral Home, its signboard alternating between "John Linso #6808" and "Rest in Peace."
Linso, 52, of West Roxbury, was a 28-year MBTA employee. He died last Thursday. Visiting hours are today.
File this under: When it rains, it pours, except the rain isn't supposed to come until tomorrow: At various points this morning, Red Line trains died at Davis, Central and Wollaston. The T current reports "moderate" delays.
It took him four years, but Miles has now ridden all the bus routes the T has.
Transit Police report an outbound Franklin Line train hit and killed somebody who was on the tracks at the Cedar Street bridge around 6:15 p.m.
Foul play is not suspected.
The MBTA is showing off the revamped restrooms at Back Bay station, which opened this week.
An electrical fire at Haymarket means the T is now busing riders between Lechmere and North Station.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Green Line inbound due to a trolley that met its maker at Boylston.
Somebody was shot around 6:45 p.m. at the Parkman Bandstand. A suspect ran into the Park Street MBTA station and then onto the Green Line tracks towards Boylston Street. Boston Police officers and state troopers ran onto the tracks after him. Read more.
But its carcass has been removed from the tracks and now the T reports things are back to, well, not normal per se, given what the new normal on the Red Line is, but moving at least.
At least it's not signals this time. The MBTA reports a dead train at Davis is gumming up the works. Among those on one of the baby-steps trains behind it is WBZ 1030 anchor Karyn Regal, who has gone into newsradio mode and is reporting her ride:
We have stopped. Woman next to me sets her lips in a thin grim line and shakes her head slowly; eyes closed.
WCVB reports officials are investigating how a car on the Newburyport/Rockport Line train separated from the rest of the train yesterday.
State Police report charging two teens from Everett for a prank note left on a friend's car that led to the evacuation of both the community college and the neighboring T stop on July 25.
A Quincy man who tried to stab a T bus driver through a bus window held onto the bus as the driver hit the accelerator to get away from him, Transit Police report.
A train decided to end it all at Community College and now the Orange Line is wicked slow.
Yes, signal problems, this time at Park Street, are causing still more problems on the Red Line this morning.
The Globe reports the Red Line has 99 problems, and all of them are related to signals.
Signal problems at Kendall mean the dreaded "severe" delays on the Red Line, the MBTA advises.
The Globe reports that the MBTA has brought back its former general manager, Dan Grabauskas, to serve as executive director of commuter rail, which means he'll be working with T officials to figure out ways Keolis, which actually runs commuter rail under a contract, can make things better. Read more.
Why, yes, the B Line is stuck this rush hour because the driver of a U-Haul van somehow managed to get it stuck on the tracks near the BU Bridge. Annie Whitehouse, who captured the moment for posterity, suggests:
U-Haul stuck on the tracks at the BU Bridge is the most Allston thing to ever happen.
At least since the last most Allston thing to ever happen, back in 2015.