A report by several do-gooder groups says the state needs to do more to improve public transit inside the core of the state's economy - Boston and the other communities clustered around it within and along 128. Read more.
Katie Gibson is a big fan of the Mattapan Line:
The morning operators, though sometimes harried, are kind, and it’s a short ride to Ashmont, where I board the train. And if I’m lucky, I get a glimpse of this view across the marshes.
The MBTA reports "minor" residual delays on the Red Line caused by a train that gave up the ghost near JFK/UMass.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Green Line inbound due to a deceased trolley at Copley Square.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Red Line from Ashmont, left over from before they hauled a dead train off the tracks.
That alone was grounds for firing him after the December rear-end crash that injured 17, the Globe reports, adding authorities were also not too thrilled to find he had a loaded gun in his backpack at the time.
Oh, Reddit: There's an entire Reddit "subreddit" dedicated to drawing subway maps of cities, only instead of connecting subway stations, they connect Subway sandwich shops. Because, of course.
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The MBTA reports it's solved those mysterious "propulsion" problems on the Mattapan Line and that trolley service resumes first thing in the morning.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to a train that came to an early end at Park Street. Spinfire shows us the crowd around 5:30 p.m. at Kendall - after a full train had just pulled out.
The Red Line had two dead trains (at Park and North Quincy) and signal problems at Alewife during the morning rush.
The Green Line had signal problems at Kenmore.
The MBTA announced tonight:
Shuttle buses replacing service between Ashmont & Mattapan Stations until further notice due to required vehicle maintenance related to the winter weather:
A Blue Line train died at Maverick Square, but the MBTA says it's been disposed of and now everything's hunky dory.
The MBTA reports the elevators and escalators at Orange Line stations from Jackson Square to Forest Hills stopped running tonight. Losing power will do that, but the good news is the power's back on.
UPDATE: After hauling away one train carcass, the T reported another train, headed inbound, died at South Station.
The work week got off to its usual start on the Red Line when a train took its last breaths at Central, and now riders are stuck in what the MBTA calls "moderate" delays. It's no better in the other direction: Read more.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to the deceased train at Roxbury Crossing.
UPDATE: Another train died around 10:30 p.m. at Haymarket.
But now it's gone and the MBTA reports normal service on the Orange Line again.