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By - 6/20/15 - 10:07 am

The Herald reports the Baker administration has stopped plans to buy "diesel multiple unit" trains that would have allowed the Fairmount Line to run at subway-like frequencies, saying now's not the time to load up on new technologies on the T. Read more.

DMUs are passenger coaches with their own diesel engines, which can be more easily assembled into smaller trains at non-peak hours; the Patrick administration had touted them as a way to improve service on the line - and also to serve the proposed West Station stop in Allston on the Worcester Line and connect Back Bay with the South Boston convention center.

By - 6/19/15 - 11:42 pm

A. 14. Videoed yesterday in Wilmington.

Via BostonUrbEx, who explains that only the last locomotive was actually providing power and that the caboose is one of just three left in the MBTA fleet.

By - 6/19/15 - 11:33 am
By - 6/18/15 - 3:01 pm

A Chicago man was arraigned yesterday on charges he tried to shunt the driver aside and take the controls of an Orange Line train as it hurtled under Washington Street Tuesday night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/16/15 - 6:00 pm
New Jersey driver in the Harvard busway

Eheff was in the upper busway at Harvard Square this afternoon when somebody from New Jersey not only drove into the busway, but drove into it from the wrong direction.

Earlier:
Excuse me, is this Hahvahd Yahd? We want to pahk our cah.

By - 6/15/15 - 9:02 pm

An MBTA inspector was injured at the Harvard Avenue stop on the B Line around 7 p.m. A spokesman says: Read more.

By - 6/15/15 - 6:31 pm

Seems a driver didn't spot that tiny little trolley heading outbound in time and so ran into it at Comm. Ave. and St. Paul shortly after 6 p.m. No injuries, but service was, of course, disrupted until about 6:30.

By - 6/15/15 - 12:50 pm

A man already wanted for various crimes was charged with another early Saturday: Knocking over a vending machine at the Stony Brook stop on the Orange Line, Transit Police report.

A surveillance video shows Dayquan Hardy, 22, apparently being quite happy with his work - possibly because he knows he's cheated death by vending-machine crushing. Read more.

By - 6/12/15 - 10:59 pm
Red Power Ranger on the Red Line

Tyler Fitzpatrick watched Red Ranger chatting up another Red Line rider tonight.

By - 6/12/15 - 5:54 pm

NYTimes:

Support for Boston 2024 Olympic Bid Slips to 39% of the people

BOSTON — More bad news arrived Wednesday for the boosters of Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics: A new poll shows that just 39 percent of voters statewide support the bid, while 49 percent oppose it.

By - 6/10/15 - 6:18 pm
Smokey Red Line

Firefighters had to foam down a smoking Red Line on the Longfellow Bridge just past Charles/MGH around 6 p.m. Gabriel Fishman, who captured the scene just as firefighters arrived, reports they made short work of whatever the problem was and that service seemed to start up not long after.

By - 6/10/15 - 5:19 pm

A dead T bus on the tracks on South Huntington Avenue means the Green Line ain't going anywhere.

By - 6/9/15 - 11:29 am

Shortly after 10 a.m., was taken away in bad shape.

Service was halted, causing severe delays.

By - 6/8/15 - 8:59 am

Transit Police report arresting a Rhode Island man on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident Saturday night by the commuter-rail ticket booths at Back Bay station. Read more.

By - 6/5/15 - 8:59 am

Transit Police report arresting a Woburn man after he was spotted piggybacking behind another person at the Back Bay Orange Line stop around 2:20 p.m. yesterday.

Police were initially just going to write Timothy Chapman, 35, a citation for fare evasion, but then arrested him after discovering there was a warrant for his arrest on motor-vehicle violations out of Concord District Court. Police say:

During booking Chapman was found to be in possession of nearly 7,000 dollars in US Currency. Yes that's correct, he evaded a $2.10 fare while in possession of nearly 7 thousand dollars and had a warrant for his arrest. Hmmmmmmm.

Innocent, etc.

By - 6/4/15 - 10:21 pm

The Braintree train was taken out of service at South Station; now the Red Line has "severe" delays.

By - 6/4/15 - 9:05 am

At 8:35 a.m., Patrick Schmid reported:

Here's a first. Stuck on the MBTA Green Line because turkeys are on the track.

Read more.

By - 6/3/15 - 10:22 am
Old Boston subway car

But where and when? The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo. See it larger.

By - 6/2/15 - 3:46 pm

Here's one way to encourage people to sign up with the MBTA's pay-by-phone system for commuter-rail parking: Raise the cost of parking by $2 a day for people who don't use the system.

The T says the price increase goes into effect on July 16 for people who do not buy monthly permits. People who pay by phone, however, will get a $2 daily discount starting that day. Read more.

By - 6/2/15 - 10:32 am

Transit Police report arresting a Wrentham man on charges he responded to requests from other Red Line riders to stop being obnoxious by doubling down and dropping trou. Read more.

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