Rail

UPDATE: MBTA resumes service, officer in critical condition

Posted on April 19, 2013

UPDATE: Doctors are expecting MBTA Transit Police Officer Donahue to recover, despite losing nearly all the blood in his body and needing to be resuscitated when his heart stopped, according to the Los Angeles Times.

UPDATE:According to Boston Police Dept.'s Twitter page, Gov. Deval Patrick has lifted his "stay indoors" request and MBTA service has been restored as of 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, however, is still at large.

UPDATE: According to the Boston Globe, MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard H. Donahue was in critical but stable condition Friday afternoon at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. Friends and family were hopeful that his active lifestyle will contribute to his recovery.

Following a chaotic night that included the shooting of a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Transit Police Officer Richard H. Donahue Jr., as well as the killing of a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, MBTA made the unprecedented decision to shut down its T commuter train services until the remaining bombing suspect was captured, according to several sources including the Boston Globe.

Richard A. Davey, the state’s secretary of transportation, defended the decision saying MBTA did not want to have customers potentially put in harm’s way or hamper law enforcement’s efforts to apprehend the suspect.

It is the first time the system has been closed for a reason other than weather. For the full story, click here.

Meanwhile, Fox43 reported that Amtrak halted its Acela Express and Northeast Regional services indefinitely between Providence, R.I. and Boston, with Downeaster service operating on a modified schedule with no service to Boston, at the request of Boston authorities. For the full story, click here.

To read more on the shooting of Donahue Jr., click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Metra to install suicide prevention signs

The signs will be developed and finalized as part of a Mental Health Awareness Symposium to be hosted by Metra in September to coincide with National Suicide Awareness Month.

Accident, no shows plague commute for LIRR, NJ Transit passengers

Some NJ TRANSIT trains have been canceled this week because engineers are choosing not to work under the terms of their contract amid the summer-long repair work at Penn Station.

Mayor says Miami-Dade can't afford to build more rail lines

Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s $534 million proposal for rapid-bus routes would indefinitely defer the Metrorail expansion promised voters in 2002 during a referendum for a half-percent transportation tax.

FTA, Maryland Transit Administration appeal judge's Purple Line decision

Ruling called for an additional environmental study of the light rail line, despite the fact the project had already been studied and signed-off on by the feds. 

Breakdowns, staffing part of growing Miami Metrorail safety concerns

When state inspectors visited Miami-Dade in late 2016, they concluded the county needed 84 working Metrorail cars a day but that mechanical problems left only 72 that could be deployed for service. State inspectors returned in late June and found Miami-Dade’s daily goal was to have only 60 Metrorail cars in service.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close