Boston City Councilors say the $85 million the city directly pays into the MBTA every year should at least buy them a meeting with T officials to press their case to do more than just maintain an increasingly unreliable system they say particularly penalizes residents who don't live near a subway stop. Read more.
The MBTA reports "minor" residual delays from Downtown Crossing to Forest Hills due to a train that went to meet its maker.
Today's slog hour on the Red Line is brought to you by a flatlined train near Park Street.
The deceased inbound train is good for "minor" delays on the Orange Line, the MBTA reports.
The MBTA reports its managed to dispose of the train that died near Porter Square, but that there are still "minor" residual delays because of it.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line due to a train that switched to the tracks to Elysium near Back Bay.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Mattapan Line due to a dead trolley in Milton.
A train that died near Davis on the Red Line at the height of rush hour caused exactly the sort of delays and crushed riders on platforms that you'd expect.
Roving Uhub photographer Ben Themo spotted a pair of the brand-spanking-new Orange Line cars just chilling on some tracks next to the Orange Line shops at Wellington today. They'll eventually be put through their paces in months and months of testing on the revamped third set of tracks north of Boston before being placed into actual service for long suffering Orange Line riders.
An even shinier, closer view: Read more.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line due to a suddenly very still train at Oak Grove.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line because of signal problems between Harvard and Central.
A non-viable trolley near Arlington is causing "moderate" delays on the Green Line, the MBTA reports.
A report by several do-gooder groups says the state needs to do more to improve public transit inside the core of the state's economy - Boston and the other communities clustered around it within and along 128. Read more.
Katie Gibson is a big fan of the Mattapan Line:
The morning operators, though sometimes harried, are kind, and it’s a short ride to Ashmont, where I board the train. And if I’m lucky, I get a glimpse of this view across the marshes.
The MBTA reports "minor" residual delays on the Red Line caused by a train that gave up the ghost near JFK/UMass.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Green Line inbound due to a deceased trolley at Copley Square.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Red Line from Ashmont, left over from before they hauled a dead train off the tracks.
That alone was grounds for firing him after the December rear-end crash that injured 17, the Globe reports, adding authorities were also not too thrilled to find he had a loaded gun in his backpack at the time.
Oh, Reddit: There's an entire Reddit "subreddit" dedicated to drawing subway maps of cities, only instead of connecting subway stations, they connect Subway sandwich shops. Because, of course.
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