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By adamg - 12/1/21 - 4:13 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the City Council today approved Mayor Wu's proposal to extend a free-fare pilot on the 28 bus route to the 29 and 23 routes for the next two years. Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/21 - 11:39 am
Man sought for robbery on the MBTA

Oh, look: The T has cameras everywhere.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who went up to an 83-year-old man and "forcefully grabbed the victim's wallet and cell phone out of his hand" on the eastbound Green Line platform at Park Street around 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 24. He then ran out of the station, police say.

If Orange Vest Guy looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text to 87383.

By adamg - 11/29/21 - 12:14 pm
BTD's Vineet Gupta discusses free bus routes

BTD's Vineet Gupta discusses expansion of free bus service in Boston.

Boston city councilors say they support expanding the current free-fare pilot on the 28 bus to the 23 and 29 routes next year but say they also want to know who pays for continuing or even expanding the service once a planned $8-million, two-year pilot runs out. Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/21 - 10:11 am

Transit Police report three teenagers for beating a man officers found lying face down, unconscious, in the Andrew Square station busway shortly before 11:45 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

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By adamg - 11/24/21 - 5:28 pm
Turkey at Government Center MBTA station

Adam Castiglioni spotted this turkey inside the Government Center T station this afternoon.

H/t Ruth Zakarin.

By adamg - 11/23/21 - 11:55 am

The MBTA is proposing to build a garage to service a new generation of battery-powered buses in a corner of the Arborway bus yard in Forest Hills.

The public will get a chance to see and discuss the plans at a public meeting on Dec. 9. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/21 - 10:24 am

A Red Line train is experiencing the dreaded "mechanical" problems at Harvard Square, so bad that all the other trains might be asked to "stand by at stations," the MBTA reports.

By adamg - 11/22/21 - 10:08 pm

Victim identified as Noel Jimenez, 30, of Hyde Park.

Boston Police report a man in his 30s was shot on Maple Street near the Fairmount commuter-rail stop around 9:50 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/21 - 9:47 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Braintree branch of the Red Line due to a deceased train. One rider reports from the train it didn't quite make it into JFK/UMass:

We're across from the Globe building just sitting here.

By adamg - 11/20/21 - 5:38 pm
Wayne McDonald

Transit Police report arresting Wayne MacDonald, a 62-year-old with several convictions for sex-related offenses dating to 1993, for exposing himself to several 14-year-old girls at the State Street Orange Line station on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/21 - 5:26 pm

Kokou Kuakumensah, 31, of Worcester, was sentenced to five years in federal prison today after admitting he programmed blank credit cards with other people's digits and then used them at ticket kiosks at MBTA stations to buy monthly passes he'd then sell through Craigslist and at the Grafton station on the Worcester line, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/21 - 10:31 am
Wanted for pervery

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say exposed what passes for his assets to a group of 14-year-old girls at the State Street Orange Line station around 2:25 p.m. on Tuesday.

If Mr. Allegedly Open and Gross looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text to 873873.

By adamg - 11/18/21 - 10:32 am

Mayor Wu said today that she plans to work with officials in Cambridge, Chelsea and Revere to see if they can create a free-fare pilot on two long bus routes that carry riders between those cities and Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/21 - 12:53 pm

Mayor Wu said today she will ask the City Council to spend $8 million in incoming federal funds to eliminate fares on the 23, 28 and 29 bus lines over the next two years.

The 28 is already free to riders through the end of the year under a pilot launched earlier this year by acting Mayor Kim Janey. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/21 - 10:19 am

Ginnette reports that when she got on the Red Line yesterday afternoon, there was a rider "wearing rubber gloves and spraying Lysol."

Perhaps she'd heard of the guy who urinated on a bus rolling down Mass. Ave. in Cambridge.

By adamg - 11/15/21 - 9:09 am

Green Line B Branch Station Consolidation Announcement

WBZ reports the end of weekend bus diversions on the B Line as the T this morning opened its new Babcock Street and Amory Street stops, which replace four smaller stops along Commonwealth Avenue. The work finished several months ahead of schedule.

By adamg - 11/14/21 - 12:18 pm

If one were a pessimist, one might think it's not a good thing that there's a crack in the sidewalk on Devonshire Street near Water through which you can peer down into the State Street T stop, or maybe the basement of the building it's next to: Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/21 - 3:10 pm

The MBTA advises that a dead trolley is gumming up the works on the E line inbound at the MFA. The 39 bus, meanwhile, just keeps rollin' along.

By adamg - 11/12/21 - 9:29 am
Sax thief

Before and after pics via Transit PD.

Transit Police are seeking the public's help to find a guy who stole a high-school student's $3,000 saxophone as she waited for an outbound Red Line train at Fields Corner last month. Read more.

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