Website pokes fun at service delays on Boston subway system

BOSTON (AP) " Beleaguered Boston straphangers may find solace in a new website that pokes fun at the nation's oldest subway system.

A pair of longtime Boston commuters created what they call the "MBTA excuse generator." It can be found at www.MBTAexcuses.com . The site randomly generates sarcastic alerts for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority with the click of a button.

One recent faux alert about the Green Line read: "Severe residual delays due to an earlier Tom Brady suspension hearing at Reservoir. We are pretty sure this makes us a World Class City."

An MBTA spokesman tells The Boston Globe that the agency welcomes "constructive comments and suggestions" on its website. He says the agency remains focused on improving aging infrastructure and providing safe and reliable service.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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