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
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
Scott Sudikoff asks:
Whatâ€™s the best app for iPhone to track MBTA trains and buses?
Traffic lights at Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street in Mattapan, Neptune and Bennington streets in East Boston and Rutherford Avenue and Chelsea Street in Charlestown are on the fritz.
There's a pothole at the entrance to the Sunmner large enough to require a cop to stand in front of it.
State officials today announced a 2-mile "community path" from Lechmere to Lowell Street, alongside the Green Line extension, will be fully complete by the time the Green Line extension opens, whenever that is (the latest estimate is 2020).
Construction is already well underway on the segment between Cedar and Lowell streets; state officials say that part of the path should be ready for use this... Read more
Jeffrey reported from the Providence Line at 7:36 a.m.
Here's a first. The engineer forgot to stop at route 128 and we rode backwards for five miles to go back. Get the guy a coffee.
Anthony Peppe, 68, was arraigned yesterday on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident at Park Street on April 8.
According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, Peppe grabbed a woman's buttocks as she was about to board a trolley that afternoon:
Another male passenger told the assailant, later identified as Peppe, to leave the victim alone, and all three entered... Read more
Man pounds out poetry - on a portable typewriter.
Transit Police report charging a Hub man with shtupping himself on a Red Line train last night while making lewd comments to two women sitting across from him.
More specifically, Richard Johnson, 48, of Boston, "had his penis out of his pants and was masturbating/fondling himself," police say, adding he got off at Downtown Crossing.
Johnson is scheduled for arraignment today in Boston Municipal... Read more
The past few days, morning commuters on the Red Line have noted the presence of a well dressed man who just happens to not be wearing shoes.
Andrew Coates, who took this morning's toe shot, wonders:
Is this a new holiday? No shoes day on the Red Line?