Now this is nuts: Jennifer Costa reports the T had to evacuate an Orange Line car at Jackson Square this morning after a squirrel boarded and began running all over the car.
The T reports "minor" delays because of signal problems at Alewife. Seth Rosenberg provides the opposing viewpoint:
This is a bold faced lie. I just got booted off a train at central that had moved 6 stops in 40 mins. At least call it severe.
Transit Police report arresting Cody Chery, 21, of Randolph on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident at the Braintree Red Line garage on May 16.
Police say Chery went up to a woman in the garage around 5 p.m., asked her some "inappropriate questions," then "indecently assaulted" her. He then fled. Read more.
Miles on the MBTA visits, critiques the Boston Landing station.
Workers and taxpayers could be asked to pick up the costs, the Boston Business Journal reports.
"Moderate" delays, the MBTA says.
Roving UHub photographer Michael Halle was on hand to watch a train pull out of the new Boston Landing station on the Worcester Line this morning. New Balance paid for the station, which services both its large development along Guest Street and the rest of Brighton, which hadn't seen commuter-rail service in decades.
Signal issues at Alewife are making for a less than optimal commute this morning.
Justin Thompson reports an incident around 6:15 p.m. on the Red Line at South Station:
Woman fell onto outbound red line tracks at south station. Missed third rail, two good samaritans jumped in and pulled her out.
It's not even rush hour yet and already the parkways are a parking lot between Forest Hills and Faulkner Hospital due to issues related to the Washington Street re-do.
Davina Chojnowski had some fuzzy company on her Red Line commute this morning.
The T is running shuttle buses between Fenway and Riverside due to a "wire problem" at Reservoir.
The Bulletin reports the T is adding seven buses - and the drivers to drive them - to the 7 and 9 routes in September, due to ridership increasing 84% in recent years.
NBC Boston reports a trolley derailed at the Cleveland Circle yard and Beacon Street around 7:20 a.m. No injuries, no effect on service.
MassDOT announced today it will spend $32 million to convert the abandoned Track 61 along the Haul Road up by the convention center into a test bed on which to test the new Red Line cars that are expected to start showing up in 2019. Read more.
It's the severest of delays on the Orange Line this Friday afternoon rush hour, due to a train that chose now, of all times, to flat line.
CommonWealth reports the T is seeking millions of dollars it alleges were stolen by employees at LAZ, which used to run for-fee parking lots at some T stations.
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