State officials said they've completed their takeover of the rail line between Boston and Worcester from CSX, which means commuters on hot days will see far fewer delays due to speed restrictions that had been imposed by the freight line.
Also, sorry, troublesome trucks: With dispatching now under MBCR control, commuter-rail trains now get priority in dispatching; under CSX, if a dispatcher had to choose... Read more
Fare increase plus a smaller than anticipated drop in ridership meant $564.6 million in revenue for the fiscal year that ended June 30, the Globe reports.
A roving UHub photographer reports:
This T cop at the Alewife bike cage startled me recently. Until I got closer and saw that he was...a cardboard cutout!
An MBTA spokesman says:
That's the only one...and police report that it has made a difference.
He adds the... Read more
The Herald reports on the woman who allegedly tried to wrest a five-year-old from her family on a T bus and then allegedly kicked in a window in a Silver Line bus. A mental-health evaluation is in her future.
Until this spring, so as not to coincide with repair work on the Callahan Tunnel is done, the Globe reports.
Transit Police report arresting Kyle Stappen, 25, of South Boston, last night on a charge of possession with intent to distribute a class B substance, suboxone (used to treat heroin addiction).
Detectives nabbed him around 7:30 p.m. as part of a Transit Police attempt to crack down on drug sales at the Red Line stop.
He's scheduled for arraignment today in South Boston District... Read more
The ever popular wire problems mean no Blue Line service between Suffolk Downs and Airport this morning, so commuters get to enjoy emergency shuttle buses instead.... Read more
Outrage in Dorchester after activists learn the city DPW wants to turn a 3-acre parcel next to the new Uphams Corner station on the Fairmount Line into a garage for trucks and light poles rather than the housing they want and city officials, including the mayor only recently professed to support.
The DPW says the MBTA, which now lets it use space at the... Read more
Signal problems on the Longfellow or track problems at Charles/MGH, take your pick of announcements.
Under the proposal, colleges in the MBTA district would buy monthly, unlimited-ride T passes good for all of their students. Even with a 50% discount, the income from the 250,000 students the program would cover would be more than... Read more
UPDATE: The Globe reports the woman, 80, died Sunday night.
Crowds are growing along the Red Line as riders queue up for promised shuttle buses after the line was shut down around 4 p.m. due to a woman getting hit by a train at Kendall station.
Katy Radoll tweeted:
Evacuated from train in Kendall. Conductor said "someone might be under it". Very terrified... Read more