Sam Hammer notes you don't see many people in felt fezes on the 1 bus these days.
A Franklin man was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence of drugs after he allegedly drove his car right into Route 240 bus in Randolph this morning, Transit Police report.
Transit Police, who released the video of the crash, say 13 of the 34 passengers on the bus were taken to local hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening back and neck... Read more
Transit Police are investigating a crash shortly after 10:30 a.m. that sent a man to the hospital.
A T spokesman says:
A man crossed in front of a Route 15 bus near Dudley and Albion Streets. He was transported to Boston Medical center with injuries described as non-life threatening. An investigation is underway.
Patrick Kineavy and Alex Lovejoy of the MBTA recently explored a long-abandoned fallout shelter next to an abandoned trolley tunnel under Tremont Street (the one you see on the right on the inbound platform at Boylston).
Imagine having to subsist on whatever's in this barrel:
Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for an incident involving indecent assault and battery on an inbound Red Line train around 7:10 a.m. on July 29, not long after he'd gotten on the train at Quincy Center.
He's described as Hispanic, 20 to 25, 5'5" to 5'7" and thin.
If you know him, you can contact detectives at 617-222-1050, or send... Read more
Transit Police report a man was found stabbed at the Quincy Center T stop around 3:20 a.m.
Erik Manley, 37, of Braintree, was arrested on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. The victim, 35, from Weymouth, was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive, police say.
Innocent, etc.... Read more
Jeff Bossart graduated from the MBTA Police Academy yesterday to become one of Quincy's newest police officers.
His brother Kevin pinned his new badge on him at the conclusion of the ceremony (photo via MBTA).
A T bus (maybe a 111) died on its way across the Tobin shortly after 7 a.m., forcing its riders to transfer to a 426 bus in mid-span - some 254 feet above the Mystic River. A.P. Blake, who shot the video, reports:
We're about to transfer passengers from one bus to another... IN THE MIDDLE OF... Read more
Wire troubles on the Blue Line mean buses instead of subways between Orient Heights and Wonderland this morning.
Couple of dudes with knives got all Jim Croce on each other in Andrew Square around 9 p.m. yesterday and tried to slice each other up - with one of them stabbing a woman for good measure - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Orrett Daley, 31, of South Boston, was ordered held in lieu of $200,000 bail at his arraignment today in South... Read more
A Red Line train heading towards Alewife took note of the time and decided rush hour was as good as any to up and die.
With nothing else to do, Jeremy Newman composed an Ode to the MBTA:
Crowded, stuffy, rates-a-hikin;
Bodies crammed; often late.
Sweat-a-drippin, whats that smell?
Cruel twist of public fate.
Kris Kream was more prosaic:
Hey... Read more
Latest MBTA figures show a 4% increase in ridership in its latest fiscal year, which ran from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
Increases approaching 8% on the Red, Blue and Orange Lines and commuter rail were balanced by a 5.5% decrease in Green Line ridership. But usage jumped 5.6%.
This past June, the T averaged 1.33 million rides on a weekday.
The Amateur Planner proposes a paved transit way with tracks for not just the B Line but the 57 and BU bus routes.
While we've never done this, other cities have, and it would have a whole host of advantages, including getting buses out of traffic (and bike lanes), stations better able to serve people with disabilities, even some additional parking spaces. Throw... Read more
Wicked Local Needham reports the current state budget has funds to restore Saturday service on the commuter-rail line.
There is no start date set for the resumption of service, according to an MBTA spokesperson.
Around 8:30 p.m. Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 reports no injuries.
Police are looking for two Hispanic males, one 5'8, 18-22, with a black T-shirt with some sort of design on it and carrying a backpack, the other about 5'10" in a black leather baseball cap and a black T-shirt, with a black and white sweatshirt slung over one shoulder.... Read more
Updated with info from the MBTA, including the fact the device was a sterilizer, not a pressure cooker.
The Bradford stop on the Haverhill Line was shut for two hours today as police investigated what turned out to be a sterilizing device just sitting there. A spokesman says:
There was no explosive device found. It was a sterilizer type device, not a pressure cooker, and... Read more
Shortly after 9 a.m., inbound Red Line service was halted so that EMTs could take a sick passenger off a train at Kendall. But service was delayed even before that due to another passenger who decided the best way to get help was to pull the emergency brake - while the train was still in the tunnel between Central and Kendall. A passenger on the... Read more
Sebastian Zapata shows us the long lines at Forest Hills this morning as Orange Line riders try to add a month of value to their CharlieCards. It's not just that so many people do that as the fact that, as Kyle Geiste explains:
Weirdness on the MBTA machines at Forest Hills. Can't process credit cards. Long lines, employees tapping people through.
Naturally, this... Read more