The Globe reports that MBCR, which currently runs commuter rail for the MBTA, has promised to build a $65-million repair on part of the site of the old Stop & Shop warehouse complex on the Readville/Dedham line if its contract is renewed.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury ruled the MBTA was not to blame for a fall suffered by a man in a wheelchair after he got off a bus in Chelsea in 2007.
Daniel Donovan claimed a bus driver made him get off slightly past the normal stop at the Chelsea Soldiers' Home, on a stretch of sidewalk with a relatively steep slope, which caused his... Read more
A federal judge has rejected a pro-Israel group's demands that the MBTA be required to immediately post ads that use an Ayn Rand quote to support Israel, because there's nothing wrong with the T's policy to reject any ads that a "reasonable" person would find "demeaning or disparaging" toward a large group of people, such as, say, by calling them savages.
In his ruling,... Read more
Transit Police report that when Thomas Caruso, 55, was told yesterday afternoon that the bus he was trying to board at Maverick was full and he'd have to wait for the next one, he began screaming and then kicked the bus's door, cracking its glass.
Police say responding officers found Caruso on Paris Street. When they began to place him in a cruiser for... Read more
Shortly after 6 p.m. on Bailey Street, per Alertnewengland.
The T shut all bus and subway service to and from Ashmont; police also shut the roads around the shooting scene.
The news of late has been full of nice stories about good Samaritans coming to the aid of people being mugged or attacked, but active intervention is not without risk: Transit Police report the man stabbed at the Ruggles T stop Wednesday afternoon was shanked while trying to help a woman being assaulted by two men.
Transit Police have released surveillance... Read more
The Globe reports.
The morning started off with delays due to unspecified debris on the tracks (we like to think of it as being the remains of a snack by the blind white wolves that roam the Orange Line at night). A train departed this mortal coil at Oak Grove. And now there are signal problems at Wellington, and you know what that means.
Nick Palmarozzo took the... Read more
UPDATE: An MBTA spokesman reports: "The motorist said he was following directions from his GPS device."
Everything's bigger in Texas, including, no doubt, the story about how this van with Texas plates wound up on the tracks at Waban tonight, forcing riders, such as Ian Lamont, who took this picture, to sit and stew.
The T provided this photo of workers pushing the vehicle... Read more
Updated and corrected with info from Transit Police.
Transit Police report a man, about 40, was stabbed "in the torso area" around 5:50 p.m. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.
Transit Police report that around 7 p.m. yesterday, a man riding the 66 bus grabbed a fellow passenger's iPhone 5S and jumped off the bus at Cambridge and Wilton streets in Allston. And then didn't get very far:
Another passenger who witnessed the robbery came to the victim's aid and pursued the robber off the bus and chased him down tackling him into... Read more
At the height of the storm, the T posted a photo of General Manager Beverly Scott watching the displays at the T's High Street command center.
That was just about when a train at Tufts Medical Center on the Orange Line decided it wanted a change of careers, stranding the same sort of commuters who got stuck when another Orange Line train died... Read more
A dead train at Sullivan Square around 8:20 a.m. quickly cascaded into commuting hell for Orange Line riders heading into the city from the north. At Malden, riders were told to
abandon all hope get on commuter rail. At Community College, riders were told to just go home walk to North Station.
A train died earlier in the morning on the Red Line.... Read more
Trains out of North Station this afternoon were either canceled or delayed due to a fire in the T's commuter-rail maintenance facility (the big blue building just outside North Station).
After performing quite well during the storm last night (except for that little fire at Aquarium on the Blue Line), the T is struggling this afternoon:
On the Green Line, something went horribly awry with a switch and now there are supposedly shuttle buses from Kenmore to points inbound. At 3:20 p.m., Sam H. tweeted:
Shuttles replacing B, C, and D inbound at Kenmore... Read more
At the height of the storm, East Boston's connections to the rest of the world dwindled.
Around 9 p.m., three cars crashed on the East Boston side of the Meridian Street bridge. Police shut the span for their investigation, hindered briefly because two of the drivers chased the third driver over the bridge into Chelsea.