The T

By - 8/13/17 - 1:05 pm

MassDOT reports that the complete re-opening of the Commonwealth Avenue bridge near the BU Bridge has been delayed for several days due to grouting taking longer than expected and the need to hold off pouring some concrete because of recent rains.

Weather permitting, trolley service on the MBTA Green Line B-Branch and private vehicle access to the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and Boston University Bridge and local roadways will resume by the middle of the upcoming week.

By - 8/12/17 - 10:27 am

The MBTA is rolling out the buses to replace B Line service between Babcock and Washington due to a trolley that thought it could, but it couldn't.

By - 8/11/17 - 10:06 am
The vehicles of the MBTA

Peter Dovak is a graphic designer and "lifelong transit nerd."

He's combined the two in posters showing the vehicles of North American transit systems, including our own MBTA.

Via Robert David Sullivan.

By - 8/11/17 - 8:46 am

The Herald reports on an inciddent the other day at Chinatown on the Orange Line involving a couple of the non-union "ambassadors" a contractor had supplied to replace MBTA customer service agents at T stations.

By - 8/10/17 - 7:29 pm

Doogs reports firefighters were able to extract the man, who had an apparent head injury, after he wound up on the tracks shortly before 3 p.m. Service was halted to let firefighters work.

By - 8/10/17 - 12:01 pm

MassDOT reports it heard residents and elected officials who didn't like the idea of behemoth WiFi towers along commuter-rail tracks and has ordered the contractor building infrastructure for a new train-based WiFi network, BAI Communications, to come back with plans that use either existing utility poles or poles a lot shorter than 70 feet.

By - 8/8/17 - 6:26 pm
Alvarado

Driving on the wrong side of the road on the North Shore of Long Island proved to be the undoing for an alleged MS-13 member charged with opening fire on a member of a rival gang on the Maverick Square Blue Line platform in a fusillade that also sent a second person to the hospital in January, 2016.

Read more.

By - 8/8/17 - 3:28 pm

The New York Times reports the MTA is trying a new style announcement, telling the truth. Perhaps the T should adopt this ground breaking policy.

By - 8/8/17 - 3:21 pm

Dead trolleys are gumming up the works on the B and D lines, the MBTA reports.

By - 8/7/17 - 4:34 pm

Anne Keane posts a brief video of a snake on the train. Red Line, of course, because, really, what other line would a self-respecting snake take?

By - 8/7/17 - 10:56 am

Transit Police report arresting a Hyde Park man they say stole a woman's at the Harvard Square Red Line stop, then agreed to return it to her for $120 without thinking she might also have contacted the police. Read more.

By - 8/6/17 - 10:37 pm

The MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays on the southbound side of the Red Line due to a train that couldn't be revived even by the doctors stationed just outside Charles/MGH.

By - 8/6/17 - 10:36 pm

MassDOT reports it's returning the turnpike in Allston to the full four lanes in both directions tomorrow morning, three weeks ahead of schedule.

The news is not quite as good for people who drive on the road above the turnpike - or take the Green Line, though: Work there to replace half of the Commonwealth Avenue bridge will continue through next week.

By - 8/2/17 - 10:37 pm

"Moderate" delays towards Oak Grove due to a train that bought the farm at Chinatown, the MBTA advises.

By - 8/2/17 - 5:52 pm
South Station crowds

The maddening crowds at South Station. Photo by Amy.

David Perry reports that South Station Meltdown, Take 2, is due to a problem in Tower 1, an Amtrak shed just outside South Station that handles switching trains onto the right tracks at the station. It's the second evening rush hour in a row that South Station commuters have found themselves with extra time to get a drink or three.

By - 8/1/17 - 6:25 pm
Sad commuters at South Station

Unhappy campers at South Station. Photo by Kerry O'Brien.

In the winter of 2015, the MBTA had a valid reason for delayed trains. Today? Who knows? But resigned riders are stacking up at South Station this evening. Read more.

By - 8/1/17 - 3:33 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to switch problems at Forest Hills, where trains were already limited to just one side of the platform due to work on Arborway-related station renovations.

By - 7/31/17 - 10:56 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today the MBTA didn't break any implied contract with riders when it cancelled or delayed scores of commuter-rail trains in the the Winter of Our Discontent. Read more.

By - 7/31/17 - 9:11 am
Commonwealth Avenue bridge work under way

Photographynatalia took a look at the construction work on Comm. Ave. where it crosses the turnpike yesterday as workers begin to replace half the bridge (with the other half to get replaced next year).

If you normally drive/ride over the bridge, how was your commute this morning? Read more.

By - 7/30/17 - 10:54 am

Jacquelyn Goddard at MassDOT shows us some of the work to replace half the Commonwealth Avenue bridge in front of the BU Bridge over the next three weeks.

Earlier, John McLachlan took a look at where the Green Line used to be: