Riders are calling out for other passengers to be penalized for taking up too much space.
A number of frustrated MBTA riders have recently urged Transit Police to take action against passengers who take up extra space on crowded trains and buses, according to a Boston Herald report Monday. The main issue, according to disgruntled riders, is with passengers who take up an extra seat with a back pack, umbrella or other parcel. Unlike New York City, where "seat hogs" are fined $50 for taking up extra space, no such fee is enforced in Boston, according to the Boston Herald. But what if Transit Police did start cracking down on such passengers? Do you think those passengers should be fined? Let us know in today's poll and submit your thoughts in the comments section below.
A South Natick resident suffered non-life-threatening injuries Thursday night when she was struck by a commuter train.
A South Natick woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries after she accidentally walked into the side of an incoming commuter train near the Needham Center Station on Thursday, Sept. 22. The incident occurred around 8:48 p.m. when the woman, a 44-year-old South Natick woman and an employee at The Center Café, located near the station platform, was “walking on the platform attempting to light a cigarette,” according to a report released by the MBTA Transit Police Department on Friday morning. “While focusing on the cigarette, [the woman] did not notice the incoming train and walked into the side of the train, knocking her to the ground,” according to the Transit Police report, which was provided by MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo. Needham …