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By adamg - 8/13/22 - 10:28 pm

Last month, it was a falling strip of metal from an Orange Line car that sparked explosions and a fire. Yesterday, it was a piece of metal that fall on a Blue Line train entering Suffolk Downs that caused sparks and halted service, WFXT reports.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 12:05 pm
Suspect photos

Transit Police report they are looking for Steven Wade Coffey, 27, for raping a woman at the Tufts Medical Center Orange Line stop on Aug. 4. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 11:20 am

Transit Police report arresting a 66-year-old Holbrook man on charges he punched an 80-year-old-man to the floor and then kept kicking and punching him in a dispute over a bag both men claimed, around 10 a.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 9:34 pm

Boston City Councilor Kenzie Bok (Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Fenway, Mission Hill) is pissed with the MBTA tonight ,after finding herself surrounded by Sox fans at Haymarket station who had been kicked off trolleys shortly before 7 p.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 6:58 pm
Passengers walking narrow Green Line space to Kenmore

Riders turned track walkers near Hynes.

The Green Line suffered a "power problem" near Kenmore and now it's rolled out the buses between Kenmore and Government Center. This was no mere inconvenience, though, as Jeremy DaCruz shows us, passengers had to get off the train with the "problem" and walk the narrow space between the trolley and the wall to stations, in his case, Hynes. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 4:53 pm

Shuttle buses, more commuter-rail service and the 39 bus! All that and more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 4:42 pm

Nothing like bustitution on a Friday afternoon along the Blue Line to get the weekend off to a rousing start.

By adamg - 8/10/22 - 3:04 pm

Update: The Globe reports Transit Police, who have been critical of the DA's handling of the case, want an independent special prosecutor named to handle it.

Acting Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden announced today that his office "will open a grand jury investigation into a case involving an altercation between a motorist and an off-duty MBTA police officer that occurred in April 2021." Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/22 - 10:39 am
Orange Line train

All aboard! At least, until 9 p.m. on Aug. 19.

Boston Street Chief Jascha Franklin-Hodge reports this morning that the city is still trying to figure out exactly how to deal with the impending Orange Line shutdown and the arrival of giant-sized charter buses that are supposed to relieve some of the stress of setting 100,000 daily Orange Line riders loose on the streets, but that things are in the works, including: Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/22 - 9:51 pm

The Globe reports on the machinations involving a cop whose own department moved to fire him but whose possible indictment was seemingly scuttled after Rachael Rollins left as Suffolk County district attorney and Gov. Baker appointed Kevin Hayden as acting DA. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/22 - 11:11 am
Burned bus being towed past the North End

MBTA Hate Account (yep) spotted the remains of that bus that caught fire at Forest Hills being towed north past Hanover and Cross streets around 10 p.m. yesterday - possibly on its way to Everett Shops, where the T does major surgery on heavily injured buses. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/22 - 3:13 pm
Machine for spitting out transfers from the Orange Line to the 39 bus

Our own Ron Newman reports on the continued existence of this transfer dispenser at the Back Bay Orange Line stop that once spit out tickets you could use to get on the 39 bus: Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/22 - 2:20 pm

NBC Boston reports one of the two workers injured trying to deal with the flaming bus was released from the hospital yesterday but that the other was admitted for care.

By adamg - 8/5/22 - 11:15 am

The MBTA announced today that it hopes to finally, actually, really, no kidding, open the Green Line Extension all the way into Medford by "late November," just in time for you to go over the river and through the woods to visit the Medford house where Lydia Maria Child's grandparents lived, prompting her to write the famous Thanksgiving song. Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/22 - 3:57 pm

Darragh Murphy captured the flaming bus on Washington Street, reports:

Kudos to the driver for safely driving their ON FIRE bus into the @MBTA yard. Also kudos to @BostonFire for arriving in less than a minute and putting out the fire.

Video: Bus flaming in the bus yard.

By adamg - 8/3/22 - 1:27 pm

Gov. Baker and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak announced today that Orange Line service will end at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19 and will return at 5 a.m. on Sept. 19 with the elimination of slow zones, better signal systems, an almost entirely new fleet of cars and "deep cleaned" stations. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/22 - 11:21 am

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 20 minutes on the Blue Line "due to a maintenance train inspecting the overhead wires."

By adamg - 8/3/22 - 10:35 am
Steve Poftak

The MBTA board this morning approved spending up to $37 million to hire Yankee Line buses to replace the Orange Line for a month starting on Aug. 19 - and for some smaller-scale Green Line diversions. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/22 - 9:03 pm

WCVB reports the T tomorrow will announced a 30-day shutdown of the Orange Line to address a backlog of maintenance. The T board of directors votes on the bus contract at 10:15 a.m.

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