Seems that this morning, if you try to use Google Maps to plot out a trip via public transit in Boston, you'll get back an itinerary that involves buses and the Green Line - the Orange, Red and Blue lines are now dead to the mapping service. Read more.
A downed wire near Harvard Avenue is causing grief for anybody trying to get anywhere on the B Line tonight.
An overhead wire that obeyed the laws of gravity near the Westwood train station is wreaking havoc on the Northeast Corridor this afternoon, causing massive delays for both Keolis and Amtrak riders in both directions - including many Pearl Jam fans trying to get to Fenway Park for their concert tonight. Read more.
Sullivan Square didn't always feel like a depressing afterthought to the construction of an interstate in the middle of a horrible rotary. The original station, built at the turn of the last century, featured a soaring vaulted ceiling, elegant architectural touches - and tracks for trolleys. Remember trolleys? The only thing it didn't have was Donut and Donuts. Read more.
People coming from the direction of Alewife are sitting in trains not moving because a train at Park Street just gained its wings.
Riders on the Rockport Line are getting fed up with constant "mechanical issues" that keep delaying their rides into Boston.
The T is advising "moderate" delays due to a deceased train at Wonderland.
The Boston Fire Department has asked for power to be shut in both directions at Massachusetts Avenue due to a track fire.
UPDATE: Trash fire on the tracks extinguished at 12:35 p.m.
Transit Police report arresting a Boston man they say attacked a cop at Harvard Square station around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.
Police say the officer stopped Travis Artist after spotting him going through a fare gate without paying. The cop wrote him a citation and then Artist mouthed off, at which point the cop told him he was now trespassing and ordered him out of the station. Read more.
Amtrak's parked what looks like a battle crane train on a siding at Readville station in Hyde Park. It has some instructions for how to signal the crane operator to move the thing plastered on one side. Read more.
The T is reporting "moderate" delays westbound due to a trolley now enjoying its eternal rest at Park Street. All trolleys not similarly indisposed will be leaving from the track along the wall.
The MBTA today approved a deal with Omni-Navitas Holdings to install solar panels and related equipment at 37 lots and garages at T stations.
Under the 20-year deal, the company will pay the T $1.9 million in rent the first year, with a 3% increase each following year. Coupled with savings in snow-removal and electricity costs at the stations, the T expects to recoup $55 million over the length of the contract. Read more.
Mark Novak shows us the line this morning to add another month to CharlieCards.
One train's get up and go got up and left at Alewife, causing "severe" delays on the Red Line, the MBTA reports.
CommonWealth Magazine reports the MBTA has forwarded its files on what initially seemed to be minor revenue discrepancies at T parking lots operated by LAZ to the state Attorney General's office now that it's "blossomed into losses at multiple lots that some estimate could run into the millions of dollars."
Somewhere, a Red Line train paid its fare to the ferryman and now riders who just want to get home get to enjoy the company of their fellow commuters. At 6:17 p.m., Mark Peter Detwiler reported:
Issues on the redline southbound, been waiting at Park 25 minutes for a braintree train.