The T

By - 9/13/17 - 8:14 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Green Line inbound due to a trolley that met its maker at Boylston.

By - 9/12/17 - 6:56 pm
Parkman Bandstand

Bandstand scene. Photo by David Finnerty.

Somebody was shot around 6:45 p.m. at the Parkman Bandstand. A suspect ran into the Park Street MBTA station and then onto the Green Line tracks towards Boylston Street. Boston Police officers and state troopers ran onto the tracks after him. Read more.

By - 9/11/17 - 9:21 am

But its carcass has been removed from the tracks and now the T reports things are back to, well, not normal per se, given what the new normal on the Red Line is, but moving at least.

By - 9/7/17 - 4:51 pm

At least it's not signals this time. The MBTA reports a dead train at Davis is gumming up the works. Among those on one of the baby-steps trains behind it is WBZ 1030 anchor Karyn Regal, who has gone into newsradio mode and is reporting her ride:

We have stopped. Woman next to me sets her lips in a thin grim line and shakes her head slowly; eyes closed.

By - 9/7/17 - 12:24 pm

WCVB reports officials are investigating how a car on the Newburyport/Rockport Line train separated from the rest of the train yesterday.

By - 9/6/17 - 6:22 pm
Dennison Drew

A Quincy man who tried to stab a T bus driver through a bus window held onto the bus as the driver hit the accelerator to get away from him, Transit Police report.

Read more.

By - 9/6/17 - 11:12 am

A train decided to end it all at Community College and now the Orange Line is wicked slow.

By - 9/6/17 - 8:54 am

Yes, signal problems, this time at Park Street, are causing still more problems on the Red Line this morning.

The Globe reports the Red Line has 99 problems, and all of them are related to signals.

By - 9/5/17 - 8:15 am

Signal problems at Kendall mean the dreaded "severe" delays on the Red Line, the MBTA advises.

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.