They opened the new airport-grade men's room at South Station the other day, a couple months after the new women's room opened. Any gents have reports on its quality?
The evening rush started with a Red Line train dying at South Station around 4:20 p.m., followed by a trolley dying somewhere on the Riverside Line.
Around noontime, Kerry Tubbs photographed the line at the CharlieCard store in Downtown Crossing, where
dreams go to die all the people whose CharlieCards expired on Friday have to go to get their remaining value transferred to fresh new cards that don't expire until 2021.
Meanwhile, Red Line riders are queuing up in novel places at South Station this afternoon because the traditional stairway... Read more
Boston Metro reports a transportation financing bill now wending through the legislature would rename the terminal the Governor Michael S. Dukakis Transportation Center at South Station.
It would be a fitting tribute for the former trolley-riding governor and one-time Amtrak board member, both for his longstanding support for public transit in general and because, as governor, he stopped the BRA from tearing down... Read more
UPDATE: Seems Amtrak is even worse than the T at handling cold weather, so she reports from Ohio she's had to book a flight from Chicago to Vancouver in order to make a lecture there on time.
Transit Police report a Mainer headed for New York City by way of South Station was packing a Ruger 9-mm gun and a Taurus .22-caliber. gun - and a magazine containing 15 rounds of 9-mm ammunition.
Transit Police officers, alerted by law enforcement in Hancock County, Maine, were waiting for Christopher Loucks, 28, and promptly put him under arrest after he got off the... Read more
Transit Police report they are looking for the guy captured on video swiping an unattended bag - with a laptop inside - from near the McDonald's in the South Station bus terminal around 5:20 p.m. on Dec. 2.
Stanley Staco reports it happened around 1:50 a.m., suspect jumped into a black Scion that then sped away.
So the Boston Business Journal informs us. Can those of us of the wrong gender, who still have to put up with "train station grade" facilities, get a report from those of the lucky gender?
Transit Police have released this video of a guy stealing a bicycle from the bike cage at South Station around 10:40 p.m. on Oct. 24.
Contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873
MassDOT today released a drawing with one idea of what the interior of the new South Station could look like when the postal annex is moved somewhere else.
The llighter, airier feel envisioned by the rendering would seem to rule out the mixed-use tower once proposed to be built atop the station. In a post to go with the rendering, MassDOT's Klark Jessen... Read more
Also in the works: A two-story CVS with floors connected by an escalator and a Starbucks, the MBTA and the company that handles retail leasing in the station announced today.
Work should begin next month on the two-story, 30,000-square-foot CVS, which will also sell convenience foods and a full-service pharmacy, the T and Equity Office say. Tavern in the Square should open late fall with... Read more
Grease on tracks just outbound from South Station ignited in four separate spots shortly before 8 p.m.
The T shut Red Line service in both directions. Firefighters at first responded to Broadway due to heavy smoke. After evacuating the station, however, they discovered the smoke had been blown into that station through the tunnel from South Station.
The Cape Flyer weekend service between South Station and Hyannis was originally going to end Labor Day weekend, but MBTA and Cape officials say it's proven popular enough to warrant the extra weekends:
The long awaited return of weekend rail service to Cape Cod has proven successful, attracting a total of 11,031 customers for the period from the beginning of service on Memorial Day weekend... Read more
The Tavern in the Square chain wants to set up shop in South Station, where thirsty commuters have had to content themselves with soft drinks and yogurt-based concoctions ever since Clarke's closed to make way for another drugstore.
Tavern in the Square goes before the Boston Licensing Board on July 31 for permission to buy a liquor license from United Airline's lounge in Terminal C... Read more
Eric Kaminsky reports T workers are telling people to walk over to Downtown Crossing if they want to get anywhere.