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.
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.
Transit Police report arresting a Weymouth man they charge got angry at somebody else for refusing him a lighter and so whipped out a gun to make the point he really needed that lighter, shortly before 9 a.m. on Friday at the Maverick T stop. Read more.
Transit Police report they are looking for this grinning man for an incident at the State Street T stop around 11:10 p.m. on Sunday, in which he allegedly attacked and kicked a person, then forced the person to a nearby ATM to withdraw money.
If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.
The MBTA tonight announced it's adding additional morning service on the Blue Line and more service throughout the day on the Green Line's E branch and the 7 bus from South Boston, following complaints today that service reductions went too far and led to riders being forced to crowd together at a time when that's the last thing they should be doing. Read more.
Lisa Jacobson reports she was part of the growing horde of riders at Maverick this morning forced to just stand on the platform and watch one train after another leave with no room for them to fit on. Read more.
With a large puff of smoke, the Blue Line lost power between State and Government Center this morning, halting trains and their riders in tunnels, as riders who had yet to board stacked up at stations all along the line. Read more.