Will today be the first day of 2013 where the MBTA doesn’t ruin your morning?
I commute by bike, even when it’s freezing. Monday was a perfect example why: the MBTA joined Alexander for a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Straphangers on the MBCR’s Providence, Franklin and Needham lines, as well as Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and Acela service, were significantly delayed for the morning commute, though a downed electrical wire by Forest Hills station was repaired in time for the evening rush.
I think Chris means “locusts”, but he’s not far off: Boston’s new year has only just begun, but we can take a quick tally of 2013 plaguing our city’s transit.
- January 5. MBTA Police release photos of two men attempting to sell firearms at the Airport Station in late December. We’re happy for the tips request, but it’s a disconcerting start to the winter.
- January 4. The Red Line continues a trend of three delayed mornings in a row.
- January 3. 12 degrees Fahrenheit, and a Green Line trolley stops traffic at Kenmore Station, reported Universal Hub. The Red Line takes its sweet time.
- January 2. The Red Line runs delays the morning of the first working day of the new year.
Remember friends, Monday kicked off our first full work-week since the holidays. Plenty more to come of the city’s travel nightmare. Unless, of course, you join me biking on Boylston Street.