Keolis CEO Bernard Tabary, fresh off a plane from France and a meeting with the governor, today apologized for abysmal post-snow service and said that while the company is scheduling March 30 for a full restoration of service, it's going to try to get things back to normal before that.
To our passengers, we know this has been an incredibly frustrating time. You have endured...Read more
Station and intersection all blocked up. Medical emergency.Read more
Molly Lanzarotta was among those crammed into South Station on the Red Line around 8:15 a.m., where a train tried but failed to come to grips with its own mortality.
Meanwhile, on commuter rail, let's see: Keolis said the advisories that entire lines were simply canceled every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were a technical glitch, not a hack. Many trains remained actually...Read more
Firefighters responded to South Station shortly before 9:30 p.m. for a trash fire on the outbound side of the Red Line. The fire was not on the tracks, it was quickly blasted with some water and that was that, except for the smell of smoke and the delays on the Red Line.Read more
Buried in the latest edition of the MBTA's winter service-update page today is a "special message to our valued customers" from T General Manager Beverly Scott (still on the job until April) that includes this:
Understandably, given the extended duration of our severe weather challenges, a number of questions have been raised regarding fare reimbursement, including a range of suggestions.
On March 3rd,...Read more
A woman was hit and killed by an outbound Orange Line train shortly after 11 p.m.
The T cut power so that firefighters and EMTs could try to remove the woman, who initially was still breathing when they got to her, but the medical examiner was requested around 11:40 p.m.
Transit Police report the victim was 29. Foul play is not suspected.
Around 5:50 p.m., Ryan McGee reported:
What a difference a day has made: North Station crowds normal at 6 pm for first time in weeks.
Danielle Dulcinos responds:
Pretty similar scene at South Station. Only minor delays it seems and thin crowds. Eerie.
from the fact you're cancelling trains. Just don't post the cancelled trains on your information board. At least that's what Keolis did this afternoon, as the board at North Station now shows fewer trains, instead of showing the full schedule with the notation "Cancelled" next to those trains they don't run under the "modified winter schedule".
Not sure if I totally approve of the idea,...Read more
It's supposed to file a report by the end of March on how to get us "the 21st-century transportation that we all deserve," Baker said at a press conference. "We cannot continue to do the same thing and expect a different result."
Stephanie Pollack, transportation secretary, said the panel will also look at long-term fixes for the "structural problems that have led the T to...Read more