Looks like the T will have to put another zero up on those [X] Days Since Last Orange Line Fire in JP" signs again: There was a track fire between Jackson Square and Stony Brook - well less than 24 hours after the last track fire on that stretch of the Orange Line. The fire is out, the firefighters are gone and service has resumed, but with residual delays of 10 to 15 minutes the T advises.
At yesterday's meeting of the MassDOT Board of Directors, MassDOT reiterated its plan to spend $500M to rebuild the Mass Pike in Allston and build a rail yard for midday commuter rail train storage.
New bus and rail transit services are not included in the project's first two phases, but are anticipated for the year 2040. Read more.
An outbound trolley bought the farm near Boylston station and now the T says Green Line riders can expect delays of 10 to 15 minutes.
MassDOT today released the schedule for summer driving hell on the Comm. Ave. bridge: The outbound lanes will be shut between July 26 and Aug. 11 as part of "accelerated" replacement work scheduled for completion next year. Read more.
A Red Line train heading inbound breathed its last at Harvard Square at the height of rush hour, causing 30-minute delays. The carcass has finally been hauled away, but the MBTA reports there are still residual delays of 10 to 15 minutes.
As you might expect, the MBTA pulled out all the stops today for the inaugural runs of the new Silver Line 3 between Chelsea and South Station.
The MBTA reports delays of 10 to 15 minutes from Andrew south due to a train with "mechanical problems."
You think the developer of this complex is working on anything in Plain Jamaica or Bay Back?
The MBTA cut the power to both sides of the Orange Line at Back Bay around 12:30 after trash between the tracks just outbound from the station burst into flames. The fire was quickly extinguished and the Boston Fire Department returned the scene to T control around 12:45 so that power could be turned back on.
The Globe reports nearly 50 of the people who drive commuter-rail trains have had their motor-vehicle licenses suspended. Even the guy in charge of training them to operate trains safely has racked up 11 parking tickets and caused two accidents, the Globe reports.
James Floyd, 60, faces arraignment today on charges he indecently assaulted two women at North Station on March 29, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Even with a guaranteed - and free - parking space in the City Hall garage, at-large City Councilor Michelle Wu usually takes the T to work from her home in Roslindale. This week, she decided to experiment and up her game - and try to get around Boston only on the T and Hubway. She chronicled her experience: Read more.
Lisa Angelo spotted those two new Orange Line cars out for a spin on the third set of tracks near Wellington station this morning as they undergo several months of testing.
Meanwhile, the T reports the CRRC plant in Springfield has accepted four new Orange Line "shells" for assembly into actual Orange Line cars: Read more.
The MBTA reports delays of 20 to 30 minutes in both directions on the Red Line due to signals going on the fritz at North Quincy and track work at Wollaston.
The City Council today approved an effort by at-large Councilor Ayanna Pressley to begin looking at how to increase the number of trees in Boston - especially with developers increasingly tearing down mature trees as they plant their towers and complexes. Read more.
The MBTA reports delays towards Oak Grove on the Orange Line because of a train with a door that wouldn't recycle at Downtown Crossing earlier.
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