The T

By - 2/3/14 - 10:37 pm

When a 24-year-old with a heart condition went into cardiac arrest and collapsed last week, an MBTA worker who knows CPR kept him going until an ambulance could arrive to get him to the hospital.

The T says that Kevin Bossart collapsed, fell down the stairs and struck his head. When station Customer Service Agent Karen Kane, she rushed to get a co-worker, Tomas Gonzalez,... Read more

By - 2/3/14 - 5:54 pm

An inbound train passed to the other side at Broadway; another train developed door issues at Charles/MGH.

Shawn Whitlock reports:

Just took 20 min to go from Broadway T stop to South Station. That's ONE stop. Bravo, MBTA, bravo!

By - 2/3/14 - 1:51 pm

Yes, the darn things expire, as we learned on the fifth anniversary of the Charlie system. But it seems like quite a few people are reporting their CharlieCards have expired over the past couple of days.

Kait reports from the CharlieCard store in Downtown Crossing:

Anyone dealing with their expired CharlieCard now, beware. Many angry people (both customers & employees),

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By - 2/3/14 - 9:20 am
Williams

Transit Police report arresting a man who was flaunting what he had early this morning on a platform at Back Bay station - and then charging him for failing to register as a Level 3 sex offender.

Police report officers went down to the platform around 12:30 a.m. on a report of "a man exposing himself and committing a lewd act."

Daniel Williams,... Read more

By - 2/2/14 - 10:55 am
Car crash by trolley tracks in Brighton

Diego T. captured the aftermath of a crash near 1500 Comm. Ave. around 10:30 a.m.

By - 1/31/14 - 3:49 pm
Tired boy

Literally. Boston Magazine reports that for the second time this week, a T customer whipped out a handy camera to snap a photo of what sure appeared to be a sleeping T worker.

By - 1/31/14 - 8:39 am

A man arrested for masturbating at the Hynes Green Line stop on Jan. 16 was arrested again yesterday for an incident last year in which the same woman reportedly saw him doing the same thing at the same spot in the same station last March..

Transit Police reported arresting Salah Koutaiby, 49 of East Boston for open and gross lewdness after a woman waiting... Read more

By - 1/30/14 - 1:17 pm

Boston Metro reports a transportation financing bill now wending through the legislature would rename the terminal the Governor Michael S. Dukakis Transportation Center at South Station.

It would be a fitting tribute for the former trolley-riding governor and one-time Amtrak board member, both for his longstanding support for public transit in general and because, as governor, he stopped the BRA from tearing down... Read more

By - 1/30/14 - 9:09 am

At 8:41 a.m., State Police reported:

RT 90 EB, east of Prudential Tunnel, 2 MBTA buses collide.One driver injured, right lane closed.Traffic delays

In addition to the driver, three passengers were taken to Tufts Medical Center, State Police say. Uninjured passengers were transferred to another bus for the rest of their journey.

The T reports the crash is responsible for minor delays on the... Read more

By - 1/30/14 - 7:25 am

Around 6:45 a.m. inbound on the Braintree side of the world.

Also, there's a switch problem slowing things down outbound on the Worcester Line.

By - 1/29/14 - 12:03 pm
Old trolley and subway station in Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out which station this is and when the photo was taken. See it larger.

By - 1/29/14 - 10:02 am

Transit Police report arresting a Salem man who allegedly masturbated on an inbound train from Rockport on Saturday evening - about three months after he was he was arrested for allegedly doing the same thing on another train.

Per Transit Police:

The individual's genitals were fully exposed and he made no attempts to conceal what he was doing.

Police say they were aided... Read more

By - 1/29/14 - 7:25 am

An inbound Orange Line train didn't even make it out of the starting gate at Oak Grove early this morning. Somewhere on the Ashmont branch of the Red Line, an outbound train felt that disturbance in the Force and went over to the dark side.

By - 1/28/14 - 11:51 am

Blame a suspicious package at Davis Square for late-morning bollixity.

By - 1/27/14 - 6:26 pm

Stuck at West and Washington streets (they're supposed to go down Temple)

By - 1/27/14 - 7:37 am

A trolley decided Park Street was a good place to push up some daisies around 7:10 this morning. Or as A.P. Blake puts it:

My Green Line died in the worst possible spot. Blocking the mainline and Park St loop. Inspectors entering tunnel. All of the MBTA Green Line is at a halt downtown. Train needed to push mine.

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By - 1/26/14 - 2:29 pm

Transit Police report they are investigating what led a 24-year-old from Roxbury to drive into a stopped Route 240 bus around 10:30 a.m. on North Main Street in Randolph.

The car driver was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he died, police say. Nine passengers on the bus were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injures.

The bus and the 2007 Infiniti were... Read more

By - 1/25/14 - 11:24 am

So where does a massive bulldog sit on the Orange Line? Anywhere he wants.

By - 1/24/14 - 5:49 pm

A Quincy man charged with masturbating on an inbound Red Line train before reaching a crescendo just before Broadway at first denied he was playing his flute, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.

During an interview at Transit Police headquarters after his arrest yesterday, James Cox "allegedly made statements first indicating that he was not masturbating but in fact had crabs... Read more

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