The T

By - 5/14/14 - 4:01 pm
New trolleys

Hess trains?

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

By - 5/13/14 - 8:03 am
Crowded scene at Davis on the Red Line

Davis Square around 8 a.m. Photo by Kassie Ricci.

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.

Didn't this also happen yesterday?
Yes, yes it did.... Read more

By - 5/12/14 - 10:55 am

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!

By - 5/12/14 - 8:38 am

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.

By - 5/10/14 - 8:45 pm

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

By - 5/10/14 - 8:31 am

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

By - 5/9/14 - 8:37 pm

Around 7:30 p.m., H reported:

On a dark Red Line train stuck between Kendall and Park...

By - 5/9/14 - 7:41 am

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

By - 5/8/14 - 10:45 am

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.

By - 5/7/14 - 3:20 pm
Tearing down the Government Center T stop

A mechanical concreteasaur, a backhoe and a sort of pile driver consumed the headhouse, or entrance, of the Government Center T stop today.

By - 5/7/14 - 9:13 am
Box that shut Downtown Crossing

The box that shut Downtown Crossing. Photo by Getch22.

Updated.

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.

It didn't.

The MBTA reports the man was given... Read more

By - 5/6/14 - 8:25 pm

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

By - 5/6/14 - 2:36 pm
Slide for the Revolution

Ari Ofsevit spotted poor Slyde, the Revolution mascot, waiting for a CT2 bus in Kendall Square this afternoon.

By - 5/6/14 - 1:59 pm
Wanted for thievery

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

By - 5/5/14 - 6:12 pm
Squirrel at Bellevue stop

Daniel Guzman reports this squirrel has taken up residence at the Bellevue commuter-rail stop on the West Roxbury/Roslindale line.

By - 5/5/14 - 10:32 am

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
By - 5/4/14 - 7:33 pm
MBTA maintenance vehicle falls off tracks

Firefighters are on Elm Street in Dorchester, trying to contain any fluids that might be leaking from a T maintenance vehicle that fell off the Red Line around 7 p.m.

A T spokesman reports:

A piece of equipment crews have been using all weekend for track work on the Dorchester branch of the Red Line slid down a hill today. Operator of the equipment had

... Read more
By - 5/2/14 - 5:35 pm

The T had a research director, with a doctorate in transportation from MIT and everything, but seems Bridj, that company planning the data-driven private shuttle service, just hired him away, the Globe reports.

By - 5/1/14 - 4:24 pm

Scott Sudikoff asks:

What’s the best app for iPhone to track MBTA trains and buses?

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