StevieC48 wrote:I will say this photos or not, photo rules etc. The MBTA property is private property and they have the right to enforce if they want to be a pain loitering on MBTA and move you along off the property. I have seen it once where the photographer had a photo permit (yellow card) but was acting smug and being a wise ass. So the TPD arrested the individual for loitering and failure to comply with a police officers directions and pulled his photo permit.
saulblum wrote:First of all, T property is not private property in the same way that the Macy's furniture department is private property.
Secondly, what is "loitering" on a commuter rail platform? If the train comes once an hour, is there a rule that I cannot show up 55 minutes early, and perhaps take some photos as I wait?
Your anecdote must be an old one, as photo permits have not been needed for years, and besides, we all know a cop would never make up rules on the spot and then arrest the individual for the vague "contempt of cop" charge.
A public authority is a type of public-benefit corporation that takes on a more bureaucratic role, such as the maintenance of public infrastructure, that often has broad powers to regulate or maintain public property.
Gerry6309 wrote:Public property is not necessarily open to the public. Try poking around an airport runway! Admission to an MBTA station or vehicle involves an implied agreement to abide by the rules.
Backshophoss wrote:Not sure if MBTA PD would be allowed to cross the state line in to RI unless in pursuit of a suspect.
6.5 Law Enforcement Serivces. MBTA Transit Police officers shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction in accordance with 49 C.F.R. Part 207 on all MBTA-owned property (including any rail cars owned or operated by the MBTA, wherever located) used in the provision of the South County Service, but shall not have responsibility for providing law enforcement services on the South County Rail Line or the South County Stations.
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