Harvard Kennedy School researchers tried to figure out the cost of a North-South rail link, find it would be between roughly $3.8 billion for a single-tunnel, two-track layout and $5.9 billion for a higher-capacity system with two tunnels and four tracks. Read more.
Transit Police report they are looking for this guy after he allegedly aimed his phone camera up the skirts of women in the Red Line lobby at South Station on Monday.
If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or text an anonymous tip to 873873.
David Perry reports that South Station Meltdown, Take 2, is due to a problem in Tower 1, an Amtrak shed just outside South Station that handles switching trains onto the right tracks at the station. It's the second evening rush hour in a row that South Station commuters have found themselves with extra time to get a drink or three.
The MBTA reports it's moved the carcass off the tracks, so the Red Line delays have dropped from "moderate" to "minor," at least.
UPDATE: Both woman and violin found, Transit Police report.
Transit Police report that when the owner of a $40,000 violin accidentally left it behind at South Station on June 10, a woman picked up the case and walked out of the station. They've yet to find her or the violin, so have turned to the public for help to reunite the violin with its owner. Read more.
Missing Dogs Massachusetts reports Hercules was in a carrier bag snatched yesterday from the South Station bus terminal. He's six years old, two lbs. and was wearing a neon-green harness. If you see him, call 774-955-6541.
Justin Thompson reports an incident around 6:15 p.m. on the Red Line at South Station:
Woman fell onto outbound red line tracks at south station. Missed third rail, two good samaritans jumped in and pulled her out.
Transit Police charge that as an inbound Red Line train hurtled from Broadway to South Station around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, an Everett man whipped his supposed manhood out and began rubbing it while staring at a woman sitting across from him.
Police say that the woman departed the train at South Station and alerted police, who found Luis Carlos Martinez-Santamaria, 40, of Everett there as well and arrested him on a charge of open and gross lewdness.
Are we facing a shortage of toddlers with dehydration these days? For some reason, Pedialyte had some shills in Dewey Square yesterday trying to foist samples on passing adults. Maybe it goes great chilled with some vodka.
UPDATE: Ye hair-of-the-dog editor has been informed by reliable sources that Pedialyte is pushing itself as a hangover cure. Blecch. Read more.
This morning's switch problems at 128 have morphed into signal problems at Canton Junction and so Keolis is warning of Trump-level (you know, yuuge) delays on the Providence and Stoughton lines.
The day after Keolis issued a statement about improved reliability on commuter rail, signal problems at South Station caused some major delays.
What's the easiest and quickest way to get from North Station to South Station?
Currently I take the orange to the red line but that is usually a 20 min affair in the morning and worse at 5pm.
I'm thinking of getting an electric scooter or boosted board.
Joe Pesaturo gives us the bird's eye view of South Station and Dewey Square on a snowy Saturday.
Many umbrellas gave their lives to get people to South Station today, as TrueNE_79 shows us.
Jason Michael Wolf, 31, of Washington, DC. was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison today after pleading guilty to one count of transportation of a minor in interstate commerce to engage in illegal sexual activity, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
For at least the third time today, a Red Line train (probably not the same one, but who knows?) has flat lined, this time near South Station. Or as Yung Carl Jung puts it:
I'm on #RedLine Braintree bound train #01868 rn & it's stuck in a tunnel. what the eff is going on?