MBTA Information Line
Like so many of you, I make heavy use of Boston’s fine public transportation system. I use “fine” quite loosely, but the T gets me from the northtowns to out past 128 every single day, so even if it’s not perfect, it works.
Today, the orange line broke down right as I got on to go home. I wonder what the problem is? One quick call to SmarTraveler, and I was far more informed than the angry riders next to me – there was a fire near Haymarket and they had to turn off the power feed to parts of the orange line.
Since I ride the Commuter Rail, which is almost never on time in the hot summer afternoons, I have grown accustomed to dialing, hitting T*, T1* to get commuter rail information, and hearing that the Framingham/Worcester line is delayed due to heat restrictions. It turns out they have a bunch of other information available as well including highway traffic.
Give it a shot – 617-374-1234.