State Sen. Will Brownsberger, who represents Allston/Brighton, reports he contacted MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott yesterday afternoon about the fact that the Green Line continues not to run down Comm. Ave. On an Allston/Brighton mailing list, he posts Scott's reply:
Promise you we are working very hard on overall Recovery Plan - this is a complicated section for us - but definitely not forgotten.... Read more
The MBTA holds a meeting Thursday on a proposal to "consolidate the BU West, St. Paul, Babcock, and Pleasant stops into two fully accessible stations that will help reduce travel times and improve safety."
The session begins at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon room at the BPL main library in Copley Square.... Read more
sewage vacuum truck caught fire around 10:40 a.m. on Comm. Ave. near Amory Street, sending a plume of black smoke into the air before firefighters arrived to douse the flames.
The fire, of course, caused "severe" delays on... Read more
The Red Line and the Green Line (C in particular) have had better mornings, as have their riders.
And speaking of the Green Line, at 11, some folks will see if they can outrun the Green Line between BC and Blandford Street. Watch them live.
Carli Velocci photographed the bus that is now preventing outbound B Line trolleys from moving in Allston.
How the bus wound up there is under investigation by Veolia Transportation, which runs BPS buses, a BPS spokesman said.
We believe there were five students on board when it happened. Everyone is fine and another school bus already came to pick them up and... Read more
The Green Line tally as of 8:30 a.m.: An inbound trolley on the B Line curdled up and died around 7:20 and an inbound trolley on the D Line spoiled at Reservoir about an hour later. Oh, and the entire Green Line came to a sluggish crawl due to "a power problem" shortly before 7.
Diego T. captured the aftermath of a crash near 1500 Comm. Ave. around 10:30 a.m.
An actual car, at BC, as photographed around 7:15 p.m. by Josh Gottlieb.
Service along the B line got messed up around 6:45 p.m. when a car and a trolley collided at Comm. Ave. and Wallingford. Car lost, one person inside suffered some minor cuts. None of the roughly 25 people on the trolley at the time were injured.
Transit Police say a driver trying to make a left turn ahead of a trolley was cited for a collision last night that left his car with damage, sent a couple of people to the hospital for observation but left the trolley unscathed.
According to a Transit Police report, the man was driving outbound on Comm. Ave. shortly before 8 p.m. when he tried... Read more
An outbound Green Line trolley hit a car around 8:10 p.m. at Comm. Ave. and Pleasant Street.
B Line service was halted; Comm. Ave. outbound was shut. An MBTA spokesman said the cause of the "minor accident" remains under investigation. One of the two people in the car complained of back pain.... Read more
Jess Mullen, who lives in Roslindale, just got a job near Packard's Corner in Allston. That means taking a B train out from Copley. And that means being sucker punched by the B line:
... Day 1 (Tuesday): I was pissed because I was waiting at Park St and it felt like the center of the earth. NO TRAINS CAME FOR 20 MINUTES. Then... Read more
I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t live at Washington St in Brighton.
I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have any friends living at Washington St.
I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t work at Washington St.
I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t happen to have any reason to be at Washington St. on most days.