The T

By - 9/1/17 - 4:07 pm

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.

By - 8/31/17 - 6:16 pm
Truck on tracks

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.

By - 8/31/17 - 9:03 am
Samsung ad implies phone thieves are all from Mattapan

Bos IT Guy was among the people wondering what Samsung was thinking with these ads that went up in South Station yesterday.

Or as Tory Bullock puts it: Read more.

By - 8/30/17 - 3:38 pm
Sanchez

Transit Police report arresting Robert Sanchez, 49, for allegedly exposing himself and masturbating in full view of at least one woman near the fare gates at Back Bay station around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.

Sanchez was charged with open and gross lewdness, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By - 8/28/17 - 4:16 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays towards Alewife due to a train that kicked the bucket at Quincy Adams.

By - 8/27/17 - 10:27 pm

Transit Police report arresting a New Bedford man they say put another man in a headlock and then chomped him in a briefly successful attempt to steal money the victim had just taken out of an ATM. Read more.

By - 8/26/17 - 3:04 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on Orange Line service towards Forest Hills due to a train that got overripe at Haymarket.

By - 8/23/17 - 3:36 pm
Willem Doeleman

Transit Police report they've charged an Easthampton man with using a selfie stick to take a photo up a woman's skirt at the Copley Square Green Line stop back in June.

Read more.

By - 8/22/17 - 2:51 pm
Ashager

Transit Police report arresting Danny Ashager, 39, on a charge of open and gross lewdness for what he allegedly did in full view of other passengers on a Blue Line train rumbling through East Boston yesterday afternoon.

Read more.

By - 8/22/17 - 12:35 pm

State officials gathered at Ruggles station this morning to formally break ground on a $38-million project that will mean a new commuter-rail platform and a new lower busway and elevators. Read more.

By - 8/22/17 - 9:00 am

Silverline was supposed to go through Chelsea in 2017. What's the status of the implementation. Promises!

By - 8/21/17 - 4:43 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today sentenced now former Transit Police officer Jennifer Garvey, 34, to six months in jail for an incident at the Dudley T station in 2014, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 8/19/17 - 9:02 am
Wanted man

Transit Police have released a photo of a guy they want for an assault-and-battery charge for an incident on a Red Line train at JFK/UMass around 7:15 p.m. on Aug. 9.

According to a police spokesman: Read more.

By - 8/18/17 - 10:34 am

"Minor" delays on the Orange Line to Oak Grove as a results, the MBTA advises.

By - 8/17/17 - 7:32 pm
People waiting for a shuttle bus on the Orange Line

Tim Hanafin shows us the sitch at Community College around 6:50 p.m., after a train dumped him and everybody off there, leaving them stranded, waiting for a shuttle bus or a sign from God or something.

By - 8/17/17 - 6:16 pm

What's now missing here?

to "maximize " non fare revenue has apparently failed. Waiting at North Station tonight, I noted that the overhead LED billboards have been removed, and that the backlit post-mounted ones have had the ads removed and are shut off.

Wonder if the new GM has already figured out it's a futile effort to hire a contractor that sells ad space to companies (Qualcomm and Shire) to promote products that your patrons can't directly buy.

By - 8/17/17 - 1:11 pm

The MBTA says it's postponed a shutdown of the Riverside Line this weekend and will instead run trolleys as usual. Instead:

Buses will replace Green Line D branch trolleys between Reservoir and Riverside Stations in both directions next weekend, Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27, as scheduled.

By - 8/17/17 - 11:45 am

Harvard Kennedy School researchers tried to figure out the cost of a North-South rail link, find it would be between roughly $3.8 billion for a single-tunnel, two-track layout and $5.9 billion for a higher-capacity system with two tunnels and four tracks. Read more.

By - 8/17/17 - 10:54 am

"Moderate" delays on the Green Line out to BC due to a trolley that died where B Line trolleys always seem to die - at the curve at Packard's Corner, the MBTA advises.