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By adamg - 9/28/20 - 11:29 pm

The T is reporting both a dead outbound trolley at BU East and a wire problem near BC.

By adamg - 9/22/20 - 10:24 pm

The Red Line and commuter-rail service came to a halt on either side of JFK/UMass shortly after 10 p.m. after a man jumped on the Red Line tracks, ran down them a bit and then jumped off. He didn't start the night as a Red Line track runner but as a simple motorist, except he apparently crashed into a parked car, then ran away and seemed to figure the best escape route might be on the subway tracks. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/20 - 9:02 am
Charlestown bus yard

Bus yard this morning. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports an MBTA bus worker suffered fatal injuries at the Charlestown bus yard when hit by a bus around 5 a.m.

By adamg - 9/12/20 - 2:58 pm

For a brief shining moment, you could buy CharlieCard rings, if you weren't lucky enough to get a Green Lantern ring (which meant you didn't need the T, because you could fly). After six years, one person's ring finally crumbled, so, ta da: CharlieCard bracelet. No word if it can ward off bullets.

By adamg - 9/8/20 - 10:27 am

A Black attorney who was arrested on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident at the Haymarket bus station is suing the MBTA, saying he never should have been arrested for some jostling at a crowded stop at rush hour and that the only reason he was is because of his race and that police took the word of a known troublemaker without ever getting his side of the story or interviewing any of the witnesses he says would have backed him up. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/4/20 - 2:27 pm

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays of up to 15 minutes because it had to take a northbound train with a major door issue out of service at Downtown Crossing.

By adamg - 9/1/20 - 9:55 pm

City Realty, which used to specialize in small apartment buildings, says it will soon file plans for a 16-story, 262-unit residential building on Ashford Street, next to the West Station commuter rail station that state officials once pushed but which more recently have said they would put off until 2040 or so. Read more.

By adamg - 8/27/20 - 3:26 pm

A war of words between Massport and city planners broke out this week over a city proposal to create dedicated bus lanes in the "Summer Street corridor," with each telling local business owners to ignore anything the other side says. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/20 - 9:34 am

The T is currently busing Green Line passengers between Kenmore and Park due to what it calls "a power problem."

Earlier in the morning, Orange Line riders got to experience delays due to a dead train, which lead to un-social distancing on the remaining trains.

By adamg - 8/22/20 - 4:54 pm

The MBTA is dealing with some troublesome switches near Suffolk Downs that have the Blue Line all bollixed up.

By adamg - 8/21/20 - 10:21 pm

Boston firefighters responded to Back Bay station shortly before 10:15 p.m. on reports of smoke coming from the vicinity of a commuter-rail train on Track 7 - which was quickly evacuated. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/20 - 4:07 pm
Packed Blue Line substiution bus

Boston Pedestrian shows us the absence of social distancing this afternoon on a shuttle bus brought in to ferry Blue Line riders between Wonderland and Orient Heights after signals came down with Covid-19 or something and stopped working.

By adamg - 8/19/20 - 2:07 pm
Edwards

City Councilors Lydia Edwards (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) and Michelle Wu (at large) say they want to get the T to set aside one car on every Blue Line train for bicyclists who would ride their bikes to work downtown, if only there were a way to get them across Boston Harbor. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 3:53 pm

The MBTA announced today it will increase service on a number bus lines on Aug. 30 and bringing back some lines that were canceled in March to reduce the odds of crowding on buses in this pandemic age. Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/20 - 4:43 pm
Downed tree at Newton Highlands

Downed tree at Newton Highlands. Photo via Ian Lamont.

Isaias may only be giving the Boston area a glancing blow, but it's enough to snap trees like matchsticks on the Mattapan Line between Milton and Butler and on the Riverside Line near Longwood and Newton Highlands. Buses have replaced the Mattapan trolley and D Line trolleys from Kenmore all the way to Riverside. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 2:29 pm

Transit Police report an outbound commuter-rail train hit and killed a man on the Fitchburg Line tracks near Beacon Street, around 1 p.m.

Police say the man was "intentionally on the right of way" and that foul play is not suspected.

By adamg - 7/20/20 - 9:14 am

WBZ reports Ride drivers and the comapny that runs the Ride reached a contract deal; the T says the Ride should be back to regular operations today.

Separately, the T's put in new barriers and signs on buses and trolleys, which means riders once again can board at the front on buses and at street-level trolley stops - so break out that CharlieCard The move also means more seats for riders.

By adamg - 7/19/20 - 2:29 pm

Dylan Rossiter asks:

Anyone know what these coil things are at Boylston Inbound?

By adamg - 7/14/20 - 4:14 pm
New trolley shielding

New shielding on the Green Line

The MBTA announced today that it's returning to front-door boarding on buses and on trolleys at street-level stations, including on the Mattapan Line, on Monday - in a move it says will also mean more seats available for passengers. Read more.

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