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By - 3/2/17 - 11:47 am

Just got this T alert:

Green Line D branch experiencing moderate delays due to a downed tree near Brookline Hills

Last Updated: 3/2/2017 11:42:48 AM

By - 3/2/17 - 11:41 am
MBTA General Manager Brian Shortsleeve reading to kids in a class

MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo posted this photo of T General Manager Brian Shortsleeve reading to some school kids and commented:

Let's go world of #Memes Have at it!! #ReadAcrossAmerica #MBTA GM Brian Shortsleeve

If you want to generate your own T GM meme, here's a handy form.

By - 3/2/17 - 9:07 am

A dead trolley at Arlington outbound is backing up things on the Green Line. The T is reporting similar delays on the Red Line from Park to Alewife for unspecified reasons.

By - 2/28/17 - 2:41 pm
Man wanted for Red Line masturbation

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for an alleged case of pud pulling directed at two women on the Red Line at Harvard on Jan. 27.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

If caught, he'll face a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior, Transit Police say.

By - 2/28/17 - 8:07 am
Tiny free library at Roslindale train station

Somebody's converted an abandoned pay phone in the lower parking lot at the Roslindale Village commuter-rail stop into a tiny free library.

By - 2/27/17 - 3:26 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the money will keep the Mattapan Line's historic trolleys running while the T figures out what to do to maintain service in the long run.

By - 2/25/17 - 10:27 am

Boston Police report a man driving a minivan reported stolen in Quincy last night crashed head on into an MBTA bus stopped at Talbot Avenue and Lithgow Street around 9:50 a.m.

The driver was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The T driver and four passengers were also taken to local hospitals for care of non-life-threatening injuries.

Photo from the scene.

By - 2/23/17 - 10:18 pm

Those pre-faregate inspections are just the same old anti-terrorism checkpoints they've done for years and have nothing to do with ICE, Transit Police tweet tonight:

Transit Police officers do NOT enforce Federal Immigration laws. We are here to serve EVERYONE.

Security Inspection Program has nothing to do w/immigration laws/enforcement. Counterterrorism layer only.

By - 2/20/17 - 11:54 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man for a pair of attacks on the same woman at the Braintree T stop around 10 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By - 2/20/17 - 1:08 pm

The T reports "minor" delays into town due to a train that met its maker at Andrew Square.

By - 2/18/17 - 10:10 am

The Globe reports on a tinkerer at an MBTA machine shop who figured out how to put rail wheels on a snowblower and dramatically improve snow fighting on T tracks.

By - 2/17/17 - 5:53 pm

A dead train at Copley is putting the kibosh on the idea of using the Green Line to get out of town quickly this rush hour.

By - 2/17/17 - 5:46 pm

This morning's switch problems at 128 have morphed into signal problems at Canton Junction and so Keolis is warning of Trump-level (you know, yuuge) delays on the Providence and Stoughton lines.

By - 2/17/17 - 9:01 am

Red Line riders know the drill.

By - 2/17/17 - 7:56 am

Keolis was blaming Amtrak signal problems for the major delays and cancellations on the Providence and Stoughton lines this morning, but Amtrak says, no, not signal problems - switch problems, near the 128 station in Westwood:

Due to a switch outage near Route 128 Station, Amtrak and commuter trains are experiencing delays moving through the area. Amtrak engineering forces are on the scene and are working to resolve the issue as quickly and safely as possible.

By - 2/13/17 - 5:36 pm
John Gearty

Transit Police report arresting a Cambridge man they say put on an angry show just outside the Ashmont T station during yesterday's storm.

Police say John Gearty, 29, was in the process of being ejected from the station around 4:30 p.m. for being loud and obnoxious "for no legitimate reason," when he decided to crank things up a notch: Read more.

By - 2/13/17 - 9:20 am

Once again, the T survives a big storm only to have issues the next morning. At 8:50 a.m., Martin Zero reported:

Stuck at Charles/MGH for more than 20 mins. Doors are open We're freezing!!

By - 2/11/17 - 4:49 pm

Boston firefighters responded to the Forest Hills Orange Line station around 4:30 p.m. for what turned out to be a flame-shooting switch. The fire was quickly doused with firefighting chemicals, but power was shut on the inbound track so that firefighters and the T could investigate what happened. BFD declared an "all out" about 18 minutes later.

By - 2/10/17 - 4:53 pm

Only "minor" delays on the Orange Line, the T reports.