A "power problem" at Fenway has riders seeing yellow instead of green this morning between Fenway and Reservoir.
Chad Gowey reports on the incident shortly before 8 p.m. at the Massachusetts Avenue stop on the Orange Line:
Blown away by the two strangers we just saw rescuing a disoriented commuter from the tracks
Police report the man became disoriented and fell. He didn't come into contact with the third rail, was taken to a local hospital to be checked out.... Read more
It might all be a moot argument, given that the T has committed no money, but Forest Hills residents gathered last night to discuss possibly moving the "temporary" Arborway bus depot to a zoo parking lot turned mulch yard on American Legion Highway in Mattapan, near the Roslindale line.
The state Department of Transportation today approved an average 5% increase in T fares, starting in July. The Globe has details.
The department also voted to spend $118 million - half to come from the feds - to buy 24 new Green Line cars in anticipation of the opening of the Green Line Extension one of these years.
The new cars will be built... Read more
Around 8 a.m., Octr202 reported:
Red Line signals dead north of Harvard. Lovely 20 min wait near Porter. Must be a nice backup by now.
UPDATE, 9:22 a.m. Jason Lee reports:
1 hr 15 min commute today covering the extensive distance of 3.2 miles. Impressive.
Transit Police report this video, taken at JFK/UMass last Wednesday, shows a bicycle thief thinking he's making an easy score when he finds a bike not locked to a bike rack - only to learn it has a wheel lock.
Please secure your bicycles!
It's a Monday-morning slog on the Red Line inbound from Braintree, thanks to signal issues.
Meanwhile, an Orange Line train refused to get out of bed at Oak Grove.
A Boston man was arrested yesterday for allegedly exposing his genitals to a woman on a Red Line train around 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Transit Police report.
According to police, Henry Rojas, 59, aired his junk out in the direction of a woman on an outbound train heading into Harvard. She exited the train there, he stayed on, police say.
Innocent, etc.... Read more
Head over to ArchBoston for a discussion about an entrance to what used to be the Mass. Ave. trolley stop that workers uncovered the other day - then promptly filled right back in. With some photos of when the station was a trolley hub (more photos).... Read more
Around 7:30 p.m., H reported:
On a dark Red Line train stuck between Kendall and Park...
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the city is having to re-bid a project to move a pole yard from the MBTA bus depot in Forest Hills to some land on American Legion Highway because nobody bid on the project initially. A city spokeswoman is quoted as saying this is probably because the DPW doesn't tend to have much call for pole moving and so... Read more
Transit Police posted this video of quick action by Det. Sean Conway around 2:10 p.m. yesterday at Park Street:
The male was about to jump into the "pit" area when the quick acting detective was able to grab the male, practically in mid air, and prevent him from harming himself.
A mechanical concreteasaur, a backhoe and a sort of pile driver consumed the headhouse, or entrance, of the Government Center T stop today.
Both Red and Orange line service halted around 8:45 a.m. The Filene's construction site and Macy's were evacuated. Barricades went up around the intersection of Washington and Summer and Winter streets.
WHDH reports a
dumbass man was taken into custody after telling Orange Line workers the box he was carrying contained a bomb.
The MBTA reports the man was given... Read more
This morning at 7:20 am, a northbound Red line train dies on the Braintree branch
right before it left its terminal. "No announcements were posted and said", said
one rider at wollaston sta. waiting almost half-hour for the train. Countdown clocks
kept jumping up and down 10-9-12-10-11 mins. T riders wondered whether the
Red Line was playing the "Follow the Leader"... Read more
Ari Ofsevit spotted poor Slyde, the Revolution mascot, waiting for a CT2 bus in Kendall Square this afternoon.
Transit Police report looking for a man they say got off a 429 bus in Lynn Thursday afternoon with more than he got on - specifically, the bus driver's personal belongings.
The bus had a camera to take his pre-arrest mug shot, but if you know who he is, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text teip to 873873... Read more
Daniel Guzman reports this squirrel has taken up residence at the Bellevue commuter-rail stop on the West Roxbury/Roslindale line.
Transit Police report an outbound Worcester Line train was delayed Saturday night so police could deal with a man clad in a sombrero and poncho discovered clinging to the top of one of the cars.
According to a police report, the 28-year-old Worcester resident had a bit too much too drink on a pub crawl in Boston:
The man wore a sombrero and poncho and... Read more