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By adamg - 8/1/21 - 12:34 pm

People trying to get into Boston from West Gloucester on commuter rail this morning had an extra 2 1/2 hours added to their trip when their train came down with what the T described as "a mechanical issue" somewhere between Chelsea and North Station. Read more.

By adamg - 7/30/21 - 9:17 pm

Green Line crashes in 2008 and 2009 - one fatal - slowly spurred the MBTA to hire contractors to equip the nation's oldest subway line with a system that would automatically brake trolleys whose operators run red lights or seem about to smash into another trolley and who disregard audible alarms to stop. Read more.

By adamg - 7/30/21 - 6:53 pm
Crashed trolley

Rear of the train that was hit. Photo by Greg Moseley.

An outbound Green Line trolley crashed into the back of another outbound trolley on Commonwealth Avenue just past Agganis Arena shortly after 6 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 7/28/21 - 9:48 am
Angry maskless woman

Transit Police report they are looking for a woman they say tried to board a bus in Chelsea without a mask on in Bellingham Square on Sunday and when asked to put one on responded with her toes of fury and kicked out the lower window of the bus's door.

If she looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

By adamg - 7/26/21 - 11:04 am

About the same time that acting Mayor Kim Janey was announcing for-reals free service on the 28 route today, at-large Councilor Michelle Wu, also running for four years in that fifth-floor office overlooking Faneuil Hall, was announcing a plan for even more ambitious free bus service, along with the boffins at Northeastern's Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy. Read more.

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By adamg - 7/26/21 - 10:28 am

Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced today that, yes, that free Rte. 28 service she prematurely announced in May is really happening this time. Starts Aug. 29 and runs for three months as a pilot on the entire route, from Mattapan Square to Ruggles via Nubian Square. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/21 - 11:22 am
Green Line suspect

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy, whose photo was taken by another Green Line rider around 4:15 p.m. last Thursday at Government Center. Or as police put it: Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/21 - 10:35 pm
MBTA ad poster that calls for less isolating, more maskless partying

You're still supposed to wear a mask on the T and thanks to the delta variant, Covid-19 numbers are beginning to slowly rise in Massachusetts again, so what better time for the T to try to get people back on the subway than with ads showing maskless young people whooping it up? Our own Ron Newman spotted this today at Charles/MGH. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/21 - 10:54 pm

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 20 minutes on the C Line due to a dead trolley at Coolidge Corner.

By adamg - 7/15/21 - 8:54 am

Morning riders on the Orange Line spent more time than the might have wanted to waiting for the ol' grandad trains this morning even though T workers were working to overcome the problem.

By adamg - 7/13/21 - 9:03 am
People waiting for non-existent shuttle bus at JFK/UMass

Nick Favorito was among the growing hordes of Red Line commuters at JFK/UMass when a "power problem" shut things between Park and JFK/UMass down this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/21 - 9:48 am
Needham Line train in Roslindale on a Sunday

Joe D. shows us something Roslindale hasn't seen in decades: Sunday service on the Needham Line, part of the T's post-pandemic commuter-rail schedule changes.

By adamg - 6/30/21 - 9:59 am

No, not this reporter, who hasn't actually been on the T in like 15 months now (shocking, we know), but WBUR's Meghna Chakrabarti, who limns her family's travails getting a CharlieCard to ride the rails. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/21 - 9:08 am
No train service on the Green Line

The sign says it all. Photo by KWAPT.

Of course the Green Line would pick one of the hottest days of the year, when more people are actually wanting to use it, to develop some sort of "power problem" that would shut the line downtown.

By adamg - 6/21/21 - 9:34 pm

The Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership reports officials announced today that the Union Square stub line is now scheduled to open in December instead of October and that the main part of the extension is now scheduled to start up in May, rather than the previously announced December.

By adamg - 6/20/21 - 11:17 pm
New look of Huntington Avenue with new transit and bike ways in one MBTA rendering

Possible next-gen Huntington Avenue, with transit/bike lanes on either side.

MBTA planners tomorrow will discuss potential new designs for the Green Line along between Brigham Circle and Heath Street and along Commonwealth Avenue with the goal to make the two branches more easily accessible to people with mobility issues. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/21 - 11:22 pm

A judge today dismissed a federal civil-rights charges by a Black attorney against the MBTA and Transit Police officers who arrested him on the word of a woman who turned out to be lying because "qualified immunity" means they are protected in a case where they made a mistake - even one that cost him his job and sent him to the hospital with a pinched nerve from the handcuffs. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 10:59 am

The MBTA says July 3 is when full service will resume on all commuter-rail lines, including weekend service on the lines that used to have it in the before times but had it axed in January. Masks are still required on T trains and buses and in stations. The T adds:

New schedules will represent an increase in the overall number of weekend trains operating with new, earlier options that match the needs of shift workers like essential employees in the healthcare industry.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 9:19 am

MBTA officials used to worry about Green Line flooding from the tiny Muddy River, but they might have bigger things to worry about, like the Atlantic Island flooding the Blue Line via Belle Isle Marsh, WBUR reports.

Say, isn't that right near the planned Suffolk Downs mega-development? Why yes, yes it is, but they've got a plan for that.

By adamg - 6/12/21 - 6:31 pm

Transit Police report an officer was chomped three times by a large dog at the Shawmut Red Line station around 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

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