Dom DiLuzio is the man behind @CharlieOnMTA. He and his partner Alex are attempting to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. The goal? The shortest amount of time to hit every station on the MBTA. More
BDCwire writer Kevin Slane is a traveling man. He recently rode the MBTA for 10 hours in an effort to get as much out of Free T Day as humanly possible. He also put together this fantastic Boston People profile on skateboarder and artist Dillon Buss. And he talked to me about both projects. More
Last Friday, the MBTA rewarded customers who suffered through a winter’s worth of cancellations and delays with a free day of service across all platforms. Coupled with T-related giveaways from local organizations and a 15% discount on all passes for the month of May, it was the MBTA’s grand gesture to build up some goodwill. More
After a tough winter, the MBTA is offering a one-time deal of free rides on all their services this Friday, April 24, and a 15 percent discount on monthly passes for May. While it’s uncertain if a day of complimentary service can actually pacify the lingering frustration of its commuters, it’s a great opportunity to ride the subway, buses and commuter rail trains as much as you want at no cost.
You’ve probably seen them before, but you may not remember them. They popped up all over the MBTA after the Boston Marathon bombings two years ago. In stations, on trains, and all over the news feeds across the city. Yet the highest concentrations existed in Copley Station and on the Green Line trains that pass through it. More
We’ve covered the MBTA’s winter to forget from just about every conceivable angle. One way we didn’t think of? A YMCA / MBTA music video lampooning the many failures of our transit system in the form of song and dance. More
If you’re an avid rider of the T (or were, until it decided to break for a month), you’ve probably experienced this maddening scenario: After 15 minutes of standing on a crowded platform while a packed train idles in the station, the robotic voice sings out, “We are experiencing minor delays due to a disabled train.” Meanwhile, people six stops ahead of you are posting photos on Twitter of a smoke-filled station and panicked passengers breaking windows.
If this morning’s false Commuter Rail alerts are any indication, the MBTA alerts leave something to be desired. Now, thanks to a new website called MBTA Ninja, passengers can report their own delays in their own words, letting us decide whether slow-downs are ‘minor’ or ‘start walking to work’ level. More
Jimmy Fallon may be a New York native, he sympathized with the Bostonians trudging through feet upon feet of snow in his monologue last night. More
In these commuting conditions, it’s easy to lose sight of all hope and reality, and no one is more sympathetic to disillusionment regarding our mortality than Irish playwright Samuel Beckett. One brave user of the Internet took up the call, and mashed up photos of the abysmal travel conditions with famous quotes from plays like Endgame and Waiting for Godot. More
We are in week…three? four? of snowpocalypse, and Bostonians are beginning to lose hope. But there’s hope – we have gained exclusive images to items of interest we weren’t even sure existed anymore…remember clean apartments and trains that move? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. More