The T

By - 5/15/15 - 4:45 pm
Government Center station coming into shape

Mike gives us a visual update on the giant glasshouse rising above City Hall Plaza.

By - 5/12/15 - 9:20 am

The Globe reports Democratic leaders in the Senate are coming up with their own, milder MBTA reform plan.

By - 5/11/15 - 9:03 am
Countdown clock at Longwood on the Riverside Line

Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA reports this morning it's turned on countdown clocks at all the Riverside Line stops in Brookline.

By - 5/9/15 - 10:15 pm

Boston cops have surrounded a 66 bus in Brookline Village, where they are offloading several teens who allegedly ran through Marty's on North Beacon Street stealing bottles of vodka and Hennessy - and searching for the bottles.

The Night Ridah, who is at the scene, says the kids don't appear to be more than 14.

By - 5/9/15 - 10:17 am
Patrik Finnerty mug shot

Remember the Braintree guy who waltzed across the Red Line tracks just as a train was entering Andrew after the St. Patrick's Day parade?

A judge ordered him to stay out of South Boston, but didn't order him to stay away from the T, which might have saved him some trouble Wednesday night, when, as Transit Police report, he was in a foul, foul mood around 11 p.m. at Park Street station: Read more.

By - 5/7/15 - 1:53 pm

Transit Police report educating a Jamaica Plain man on the finer points of subway law in the Commonwealth, specifically that there is a crime called riding upon a train other than as a fare paying passenger. Read more.

By - 5/6/15 - 12:27 pm

The city of Boston's Department of Neighborhood Development has filed legislation (sponsored by Mattapan's State Rep. Russell Holmes) that would allow the MBTA to sell land along its rail lines to developers at discounted rates, according to Scott Van Voorhis at the Globe. A second proposal would allow the city to offer property tax incentives to developers in order to encourage them to build housing affordable to those with low and/or moderate incomes.

By - 5/6/15 - 11:19 am

CommonWealth Magazine tracks down Bev Scott and talks to her about the T, and what she thinks it needs - starting with training to ensure people who can deal with a complex system stick around, especially since the pay sucks and the state's taking away the benefits that made up for that:

By - 5/6/15 - 11:10 am

Transit Police report arresting three teens - two 15 and one 16 - on charges they wrenched a man's iPhone 5s out of his hand after he got off an inbound Orange Line train at Back Bay around 12:40 p.m. yesterday.

Police say the victim got on at Roxbury Crossing, where four teens were already sitting: Read more.

By - 5/5/15 - 8:06 pm

that convinced the managers at Keolis that there was going to be snow in the forecast. Judging by the cluster that North Station became at the tail end of rush hour, it felt more like the bad old days of February than early May.

By - 5/5/15 - 5:55 pm
Perez

Transit Police report they are looking for David Perez, 22, on charges he held up the Dartmouth Street flower stand at Back Bay station twice and took the tip jar from the Cha Cha Taqueria food cart inside the station.

If you know where Perez is, detectives would love to hear from you at 617-222-1050. You can also send an anonymous text tip to 873873.

By - 5/4/15 - 9:37 am

Updated.

An inbound Worcester Line train hit and killed a man on the tracks in Auburndale around 9:15 a.m., Transit Police report, adding he was "trespassing" on the tracks.

The man, white and in his 50s, was hit just past where the line crosses the Charles River.

Passengers on the train remained onboard until about 10:25 a.m., when a rescue train pulled up beside it and passengers transferred for the ride towards Boston.

At 9:46 a.m., Mike Murph reported from the train:

Conductor said someone was hit. All conductors are visibly shaken.

By - 4/30/15 - 8:02 am

B.D. Colen posts 58 photos of people being completely alone despite being crammed into MBTA subway cars. Most seem sad, one does a good imitation of Uncle Fester from the Addams Family.

By - 4/29/15 - 5:42 pm

"We have two seasons - winter and construction" doesn't just apply to highways. Got this e-mail from Keolis regarding pending track work on the Haverhill line. In summary, riders should expect delays and bustitution.

To All of Our Haverhill Line Customers
TRACK WORK NOTICE - Effective May 4th- June 26, 2015

Due to necessary rail improvements, the MBTA Commuter Rail will be providing bus service between Reading and Haverhill for midday trains, Monday through Friday beginning Monday, May 4, 2015.

The following Inbound trains will have bus service between Haverhill and Reading*:

By - 4/24/15 - 6:19 pm

A Boston lawyer says the T and Keolis owe commuter-rail riders a lot more than just a 15% discount on their Mass passes, so, of course, he's filed a lawsuit.

The suit, filed earlier this week in Middlesex Superior Court by Robert Richardson, seeks to make Raquel Rodriguez, identified as "a resident of the Commonwealth," lead plaintiff in an action seeking not just refunds for January, February and March passholders, but damages as well.

By - 4/23/15 - 10:33 am

The sky's the limit tomorrow as the T throws open the faregates and lets everybody ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston (well, at least until the end of service), as a way of saying "sorry" for all that unpleasantness back in January and February.

Take that trip to Wonderland you've always wanted to? Family get together at Ruggles? Try to get on and off at every single last stop on the system?

By - 4/22/15 - 8:45 pm

Kate Lockwood reports:

It's not every day you see someone get on the T carrying a live 6-foot snake. So that happened.

She says the woman had the snake around her neck and that the pair got off at Green Street. She adds the snake:

Was a kind of light brown with black spots I think. I was trying not to stare!

Has Penelope moved to JP?

By - 4/22/15 - 4:46 pm

Alison Loat marveled at the guy on the other platform at Charles/MGH today.

By - 4/22/15 - 9:05 am

Finn reports:

The MBTA is playing a message at N Station this morning about how Shawn Thornton takes the T to work.

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