After a few hours of trolling, a short-lived parody Twitter account went dark on Monday, but the anonymous tweeter behind it has no plans of stopping soon.
The account, @Boston_ BTD, posed as an official mouthpiece for the Boston Transportation Department, complete with an official-looking bio and photo.
“Hello Boston! Tell us what you love about transportation in Boston,” the first tweet read.
But it quickly became clear it was a venue for lulz, with everything from sarcastic barbs about unreliable service (the announcement that “Your bus will be late tomorrow.”) and unusually frank replies to users who thought they were tweeting to the real deal.
“Any plans in the works for comprehensive transit signal priority in Boston? T can’t do it without you,” asked one user. “No,” the account responded.
The city contacted the social media site with concerns about the account’s use of the BTD logo, a spokeswoman told Metro.
And then it appeared to re-emerge, this time as @Boston_DPW.
“What’s the Red Line looking like today? Will I make it home okay?” one Twitter user asked @Boston_DPW Monday afternoon.
“With the snow we got yesterday, the Red Line is all kinds of messed up. Unlikely you’ll make it home tonight,” the account responded.