• Feds to Investigate MBTA Safety

  • Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.
Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.

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  by Disney Guy
 
The top of the pantograph was facing the wrong way which would only occur if the pantograph top (shoe) snagged on something above.

It is not clear from the video whether the piece of material above had first fallen down to where pantograph snagged it and was then bent out of shape, or whether the pantograph jumped the wire first and rose up too high and pulled down the piece of material from its normal position up above The latter is less likely but could be the result of loosening of the wire in hot weather.
  by Adams_Umass_Boston
 
Article about the report https://www.masslive.com/boston/2022/08 ... blems.html

"MBTA officials have six weeks to respond to the four safety directives, which include a series of corrective actions the agency must take at the risk of losing federal funding. They build upon four earlier directives issued in June that the MBTA has already started responding to, including by shutting down the entire Orange Line, a drastic step taken to conduct necessary repairs."
  by BandA
 
Anyone in MBTA management who has not been jumping up & down calling for change all along needs to be removed.
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