The T

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.

By - 8/16/17 - 11:14 pm

In the chest, around 11 p.m. A suspect was captured not long after at Washington and Vernon streets.

By - 8/16/17 - 9:21 am

But that's OK, because state officials weren't looking for anybody like that - they wanted somebody with "turnaround" experience - the Herald reports.

By - 8/16/17 - 9:13 am

MassDOT reports that as of 5 a.m., the Commonwealth Avenue bridge over the turnpike is open again and Green Line trolleys are going hither and yon and life is just back to normal and all.

By - 8/14/17 - 12:28 pm
Guy with manbun escorted off Orange Line tracks

John Kendricken reports his Orange Line train came to a halt between Ruggles and Mass. Ave. late this morning due to a guy who decided to hang out on the tracks. For his safety and that of the Transit cops sent to get him out of there, the T cut power on the line, Kendricken reported around 11:30:

It's starting to get really warm and smelly in here.

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.