What a great day for a parade.
From Fenway Park to the banks of the Charles, Bostonians lined up early for a chance to see the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox - and doesn't that sound good to hear?
When the procession of Duck Boats got to the Boston Marathon finish line in Copley Square, it stopped. Jonny Gomes put the World Series trophy... Read more
The T will be running buses instead of trains over the Longfellow this weekend as workers get the tracks ready for the extensive repairs planned for the bridge. Also:
Bicyclists will be asked to walk their bikes on the sidewalk across the Longfellow Bridge to ensure the safety of all bridge users. On Saturday, October 26, there will be alternating single lane closures on Memorial... Read more
Signal problems on the Longfellow or track problems at Charles/MGH, take your pick of announcements.
The state begins Longfellow Bridge detours this weekend as it begins to rip the bridge apart and put it back together better than ever.
Starting Saturday, only people driving from Cambridge to Boston will be allowed on the bridge. The Cambridge bound will instead be diverted via Storrow Drive up to Charles River Dam Road and then across that thoughtfully already re-built span into... Read more
Time-lapse animation from MassDOT. With bonus new-agey guitar track that fortunately you can just turn off when it gets really annoying. And don't worry - they'll be putting the shakers back on.
WBUR reports on the impending three-year Longfellow Bridge repair project that will include a total of 25 weekends of Red Line bustitution and lane restrictions for drivers.
A third-rail problem on the Kendall side of the Longfellow means delays in both directions on the Red Line, as in, power had to be shut off between Park and Kendall so workers can fix it. At 9:41 a.m., Alice B tweeted:
Just deboarded at Central. Red line inbound not moving due to 3rd rail fail at Kendall. No inbound trains for at least... Read more
A car chase that started on the Tobin Bridge this afternoon ended in Kendall Square after a state trooper fired at the alleged suspect, who drove away only to crash his car on the other side of the Longfellow, got out of the car, boarded the Red Line at Charles/MGH and then was pulled off the train at Kendall by waiting state troopers.
Although witnesses... Read more
L.V. Randolph - cofounder of a company trying to work with the T on revenue enhancement - tweeted at 10:44 a.m. he'd been sitting there for 30 minutes while the T tries to get a relief train in place.
The tweeting must have done the trick - three minutes later, he was tweeting from Charles/MGH.... Read more
MassBike reports MassDOT has picked a design for the renovation of the Longfellow that features just one vehicle lane outbound and wider lanes for bicyclists and pedestrians in both directions.
Dive and search teams from the Boston and Cambridge fire departments and State Police raced to the Charles River at the Longfellow Bridge late Friday after a woman pulled out of the water said she had thrown her kids in the water - and troopers spotted children's clothing near where she jumped. But reported that State Police discovered the children safe at home with... Read more
A state task force meets Wednesday to consider possible options for re-aligning the venerable bridge as part of the state's $255-million repair program.
ForLeft considers two alternates for a rebuilt Longfellow - one of which has only one traffic lane in each direction:
... I love the idea of cutting down on car traffic and [putting] benches on the walks. This is a chance to really change the urban environment. ...
If it works and one train can push the dead inbound train off the bridge (or rather, down the tracks to the next station), should mean some relief for people stuck in a train in the sun with no air conditioning on the hottest day in eight years. If not, they could always make a break for it. Unfortunately, that would do little for... Read more
This morning around midnight on the Longfellow Bridge, according to Boston.com. Note to Globe: Red Line cars are not "subway trolleys".
JJ Leslie was among the unfortunate who spent more than 30 minutes in a dead inbound Red Line train on the Longfellow tonight. He live-tweeted the experience:
9:01. MBTA Red Line inbound broken down just before Charles MGH. 30 minute downtime. At least we are not in the tunnel.
9:11. Stuck on the bridge. Now getting a push. One kid just took a leak... Read more