Neil the roving UHub photographer took in the mockup of a new Orange Line car on City Hall Plaza today, reports the T is going with the shiny, slidey plastic seats. They're scheduled to arrive by 2022.
The T reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line out in Brighton due to a trolley that bought the farm at Washington Street.
The T's started Lechmere-North Station bustitution; could take several hours to repair the damage. Passengers on a trolley up on the viaduct had to be walked down to the station when one of its pantographs suddenly lost contact with the overhead wire in a shower of sparks.
An MBTA worker who oversaw small construction jobs and the purchase of office supplies and a Plymouth contractor were indicted this week on charges they rigged bids for several years, the state Attorney General's office reports. Read more.
"Moderate" delays on the Red Line, the T reports.
The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the E Line due to a trolley frozen in place at Copley and on the Red Line north from Broadway to Alewife because, well, they don't say, but maybe the trains are shuddering thinking about the impending snow.
The T reports "moderate" delays due to a train now pushing up daisies at Malden.
There are similar delays on the Blue Line due to a deceased train at Government Center.
We’ve heard the gripes about the commuter rail before and I’ve done my share of complaining (see attached) with no results or response so maybe I need a new approach. Some of this we know as a given:
If loose lips sink ships, what do loose seats on the Orange Line do? Andrew Choy spotted this seat-to-go this afternoon.
"Moderate" delays on the Red Line following the demise of a train at Kendall Square, the T advises.
The T reports "moderate" delays due to an Orange Line train that reached a premature end of the line at Community College.
The T reports "moderate" delays outbound on the Blue Line due to a train that shows no signs of life at Orient Heights.
The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to what Nicoczar reports was a small fire on the tracks at JFK/UMass.
Corrected to note it was the Green Line, not the Red Line.
Lisa Johnson recounts the day she was rushing to the Green Line when she swerved to get around somebody near the yellow warning strip, lost her balance and fell on the tracks:
I think I may have been in shock, because I was just lying on the tracks trying to get my bearings. I don’t remember if it was me actively trying to get up and people grabbing my hands as I reached up or people just grabbing my hands and pulling me up. Either way, there were two sets of hands pulling me up.
Shortly before 5 p.m., as Katrina Demulling shows us, service halted on the C inbound due to a pair of turkeys that refused to yield the tracks to a trolley.
Among the requirements: "Demonstrated ability to manage and lead in crisis" and "Ability to respond to emergency situations on a 24-hour basis."
beta.mbta.com is a possible redesigned T Web site.
First impression is that, like boston.gov, it's designed to be best viewed on a phone or other mobile device. Makes sense, given that T users, by definition, are on the go, but it means an awful lot of useless white space for people still at their desks. But what do you think?
H/t Ari Ofsevit.
The Globe reports.