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By - 5/14/18 - 9:14 am

Transit Police report the death of Kathleen Callahan, 47, following a crash in Saugus yesterday. Read more.

By - 5/12/18 - 9:45 pm

The Globe reports the Senate wants the MBTA to look at electrifying the Providence and Fairmount lines - with the goal of having them run on electricity by 2022.

By - 5/11/18 - 8:53 am

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 20 minutes in either direction on the Orange Line due to a train with "a mechanical problem causing smoke at Downtown Crossing."

By - 5/11/18 - 7:22 am

WBZ reports a bullet shattered the windshield of a 1 bus in the area of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Albany Street shortly after midnight. No injuries.

By - 5/10/18 - 9:48 am
Car on Green Line tracks at Packards Corner in Allston

Roving UHub photographer Christine Beaton came upon this scene where the B Line curves along with Comm. Ave. in Packards Corner around 12:30 a.m.

By - 5/10/18 - 9:42 am
Dead train at Ashmont

The little train that couldn't. Photo by Welcome to Dot.

The MBTA is apologizing for delays of up to 10 minutes on the Red Line's Ashmont branch due to a train that suddenly took ill and had to be taken out back at Shawmut - not to be confused with an earlier train that caused similar problems that had to be stricken from the roster at Fields Corner.

By - 5/8/18 - 11:23 pm
End is here at Forest Hills

This woman moved around the upper busway at Forest Hills this afternoon, proclaiming the end was no longer nigh, it was here. She spent some time on the sidewalk and some time in the busway itself, proclaiming a warning or promise to people who mostly tuned her out. At one point, she stood at the edge of the 36/37 berth and continued to give witness even after both buses left and the berth was completely empty.

By - 5/7/18 - 11:15 pm

The MBTA today unveiled its thinking for the next generation of Green Line trolleys that could carry more people and be completely accessible to the disabled. Read more.

By - 5/7/18 - 6:28 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Braintree branch of the Red Line, due to a track fire at Quincy Center.

By - 5/6/18 - 8:51 pm

Every weekday between 5 and 9 a.m. for the next month, Washington Street will have a lane set aside for just buses and bicycles between Roslindale Square and Forest Hills, to let transportation planners gauge whether the idea could work permanently. Read more.

By - 5/4/18 - 10:54 am

The MBTA reports Red Line delays of up to 30 minutes because an inbound train is experiencing "a mechanical problem" approaching Harvard.

By - 5/4/18 - 8:39 am
Boston firefighters at Downtown Crossing

Boston firefighters, not waiting for the next Oak Grove train. Photo by Amelia Mulligan.

Around 7 a.m., tracks on the Orange Line burst into flames at Downtown Crossing, creating delays of up to 30 minutes as power was shut to let Boston firefighters do what they do best.

By - 5/3/18 - 5:55 pm

The MBTA reports dead trains aplenty on the E Line past Brigham Circle, and is advising riders to try to squish onto a 39 bus instead, at least until 7 p.m.

By - 5/3/18 - 4:29 pm
Red Line logjam at Park Street

By 5:15, delays were up to 35 minutes and Park Street was jammed. Photo by Sarina Tracy.

Like a horse refusing to enter a stable, a train about to enter Alewife decided nuh uh, and now the MBTA reports delays on the Red Line of up to 25 minutes as "official works to move the train into the station." Try sugar cubes?

By - 5/3/18 - 1:02 pm

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., the Orange Line came to a halt so a T employee could extinguish the trash that burst into flames between Malden Center and Wellington.

By - 5/3/18 - 12:34 pm
Proposed el system for downtown Boston

Proposed el system for downtown Boston. See it larger.

In 1892, a state commission developed a series of plans to deal with the complete gridlock that downtown Boston had become. It proposed banning vehicles not making deliveries from downtown streets during business hours, reducing the number of grade crossings for the numerous railroad serving Boston, constructing a trolley tunnel under Tremont Street and the Common, and creating a 13.4-mile elevated rapid-transit system serving downtown and nearby neighborhoods and suburbs. Read more.

By - 5/3/18 - 8:57 am

Alight is a startup by some MIT grad students who think they have a bus-schedule app that could turn into a bus online community. Their app (currently just Android) will let you see when the next bus is coming - and then, as you ride, tell you stories about the buildings and places you pass. Read more.

By - 5/2/18 - 11:52 am

The T had been planning to run buses instead of Orange Line trains between Forest Hills and Jackson Square for track work this weekend, but canceled that when it learned the 40th annual Wake Up the Earth festival was scheduled for Saturday, basically spreading out from the Stony Brook T stop. So look for regular Orange Line service instead.

By - 4/30/18 - 1:23 pm
Jones

Transit Police report arresting David Jones, 56, on charges he exposed himself to a woman pushing her infant in a stroller and made an "inappropriate" comment to her at the JFK/UMass T stop around 6:40 p.m. on Friday.

Read more.

By - 4/29/18 - 2:31 pm
Bernal

Transit Police report arresting Louis Bernal, 67, on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident on a B Line trolley Wednesday night.

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