Paint the World watched the slow progression of a giant pipe across Brigham Circle and the Green Line this afternoon.
Colleen got a closer view: Read more.
First responders, including a Boston Fire dive team, rushed to the Charles River near Millennium Park in West Roxbury this evening after a conductor on a Needham Line commuter-rail train reported seeing a kid jump off the bridge that crosses the river there as the train approached. Read more.
The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston today upheld the verdict in a lawsuit brought by a black Green Line driver, who said her supervisors made her life a living hell for years before they finally got her fired. Read more.
There's probably a good reason a Bay State Taxi cab wound up on the Green Line tracks on Beacon Street near Coolidge Corner, as Jason Kashdan shows us. Whatever the reason, the line is now dead.
NBC Boston reports on a draft study by the MBTA.
Officials will discuss the study at a meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at 10 Park Plaza.
The MBTA reports an inbound Red Line train died just after leaving Porter and that people were ordered out of the train behind it so it could "rescue" the deceased train.
The T reports delays of up to 10 minutes on the E Line due to a trolley that pulled up lame at Park Street.
The MBTA reports a train with mechanical issues at Porter is now gone to wherever trains with mechanical issues are sent, and service is back to normal on the Red Line.
An Alewife train with what the T calls "a mechanical problem" is being taken out of service at Park Street and slowing down northbound service by at least 10 minutes.
Joe Murphy reports an inbound Red Line train was summarily dismissed from service at JFK/UMass around 8:30 a.m.
John Costello was waiting for a light on Rte. 9 westbound outside the Shoppers World Olive Garden around noon today when a Green Line trolley rolled past.
For the past few years, the T has been sending trolleys out to some factory in upstate New York for rehabbing, but generally, the take the turnpike to the New York line, so what was the trolley doing on Rte. 9? Maybe the flat-bed driver just had a hankering for some unlimited breadsticks.
The T reports a Red Line train was taken out of service at Broadway, which has caused 15 minutes delays.
Peter Wilson at WFXT has posted the T's explanation for the main reason the Green Line stopped running this morning (as opposed to the Blandford Street failure that only stopped the B Line): Basically, an insulator on the overhead wire failed, even though it seemed in tip-top shape when inspected a week ago.
The T had to send in a rescue train to push a dead Red Line train out of the way outbound at Porter Square. Even with it now out of the way, there are still 25-minute delays on the line.
Workers are busy this week assembling a series of large metal pipes into the frame of a canopy for long suffering riders of the Washington Street and Centre Street buses that use the upper busway at Forest Hills. The old canopy was taken down years ago as part of the reconfiguration of the busway to make way for the new Arborway/Washington Street layout. Read more.
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