The MBTA formally announces its new effort to blast your brain with music and ads while you idly wonder why flames are shooting out from under that Red Line train.
Poll: T-Radio: Yay or nay?
T riders without earbuds or headphones will soon have no choice but to listen to T Radio on the Orange and Green Line platforms at North Station, the... Read more
Forget clueless college students. The Globe reports that when a security worker at the AirTran terminal noticed a Dubai sticker on a man's bag on Saturday and asked if the guy had been there, he allegedly replied:
No. I'm Al Qaeda. I'm with them. I'm here to blow things up.
He was, of course, promptly taken down. He was arraigned this morning in... Read more
The Outraged Liberal says it's not loony MIT students but the way the government is now tracking even the books American travelers carry with them:
... Maybe George Orwell's only mistake was not naming his book 2007?
So this college student goes up to a counter at Logan with a blinking circuit board strapped to her chest and a blob of unidentifiable material ...
"She claims that it was just art and she was proud of the art and wanted to display it. I am not sure why she had the... Read more
But not just any bus - a bus powered by hydrogen. The federal government and consortium that includes Massport, the MBTA and keyspan will spend $9.75 million for a single fuel-cell bus - along with a fueling station to convert natural gas into hydrogen to keep it running. The bus will be part of a pilot project by the Northeast Advanced Vehicle Consortium... Read more
Paramedic TS describes the unique issues surrounding a person who dies while on a plane en route to Boston:
... I called the medical examiner from a phone on the jet bridge, and I provided all the usual information. He promised to send out the next available team of morgue technicians. Before we hung up, I told him there might be one small problem... Read more
When it comes to Logan Airport? Don't be silly.
A man from Charlotte, NC was arrested at Logan this morning on charges he tried bringing a loaded gun on a Northwest flight to Detroit. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, a TSA screener noticed the weapon inside the man's carry-on briefcase as it passed through a scanner:
... Inside the black leather bag, State Troopers found a Colt Mk IV .380 caliber... Read more
It's nice you have a flight-info thingee on your Logan Web site, but could you hire somebody who knows the difference between numbers and text strings and so could make it possible for people to select flights from a list like this:
Instead of what you have, which is
134... Read more
It's probably no news to East Boston residents, but you can tell what the weather outside is like by the sounds of the jets overhead. So when a jet woke Jimbo up at 6:25 yesterday morning, at least he knew it was mostly sunny. Then he called the Massport noise complaint line, which got him to checking the Massport noise-complaint tracking chart, where... Read more
Righteousness_1 wants Davis Square residents to protest to Logan because airplanes are flying overhead. Eastie, Southie, JP and Roslindale residents collectively go: Awwww.
Tim Jarrett learns that trying to fly out of Logan the week school lets out sucks because of all those leisure travelers. But he reports on an even bigger problem:
... [T]hey have moved the Starbucks out of the United side of Terminal C. And put a Dunkin' Donuts in its place. Now, I'm as Bostonian as the next transplant from Virginia, but if... Read more
Lewis Forman reports he lived it today as a plane with landing-gear trouble kept circling Logan:
... It's not something I want to see from the top of the Jefferies Point hill looking into the airport. Circling news copters over our neighborhood to get that "live" shot. ...
With little to do while waiting for a delayed JetBlue flight at Logan, Jason makes the mistake of watching a basket full of apples at a "gourmet" stand in the concourse.
Amanda's pretty sure she saw Stephen Colbert at Logan on Friday:
... I'm sure I had this bizarre, squinty, "I think I recognize you" look on my face, because he smirked, winked, and kept walking. ...
So much going on on our humble public-transit system these days. Here's a round-up of the latest:
File this under: Can't let the terrorists know how many stars are on our flag: When JS pulls out a Polaroid (Yes, a Polaroid) to take a photo of an American flag under glass at the Airport stop on the Blue Line, a T employee immediately orders... Read more
Bostonia Rantida likes the improvements to the Airport stop but wonders why the T didn't put in automated doors:
... There are just so many people going through there have bags and suitcases, and while, like I said, the gates are an improvement over turnstiles (for this station at least), I still have to shove my way through the unwieldy doors. ...... Read more
Logan AirportMonitor displays a map with planes (and copters) heading to and from Logan in real time.
Bostonia Rantida never tires of getting off a plane at Logan or seeing the Boston skyline appear on the 'Pike on the Fung Wah:
... It amazes me sometimes just how much I love this city; how I physically miss it when I am gone. ... It seems that my soul lets out a sigh of relief when I step back into city limits... Read more