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By adamg - 11/30/21 - 7:20 pm
Disabled car carrier by South Station bus depot

John Smith captured the folded over car carrier with a freshly blown transmission just at the ramp to the South Station bus terminal around 6:30 p.m.

Mike McD adds:

Bus access to South Station and access to the the station’s parking garage off I-93 appears blocked by jack knifed car carrier on ramp.

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.

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 - 11/18/21 - 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.

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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 - 11/10/21 - 12:43 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on the extension of the Boston-funded pilot.

By adamg - 10/30/21 - 10:51 pm

Opening Day of the MBTA Columbus Avenue Bus Lanes

The T officially began service today on dedicated bus lanes that run down the center of Columbus Avenue between Egleston and Jackson Squares. The goal is to speed service on the routes that use Columbus - the 22, 29 and 44. The T is now looking at extending the dedicated lanes to Ruggles.

By adamg - 8/31/21 - 7:04 pm

WFXT reports a 34 driver will be getting a stern talking to from his bosses after a motorist gave the station some video showing him or her reacting to getting cut off on Washington Street at Wellsmere Road in Roslindale by just continuing to go down Washington and right through a red light at Cornell Street.

By adamg - 7/28/21 - 9:48 am
Angry maskless woman

Transit Police report they are looking for a woman they say tried to board a bus in Chelsea without a mask on in Bellingham Square on Sunday and when asked to put one on responded with her toes of fury and kicked out the lower window of the bus's door.

If she looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

By adamg - 6/16/21 - 11:22 pm

A judge today dismissed a federal civil-rights charges by a Black attorney against the MBTA and Transit Police officers who arrested him on the word of a woman who turned out to be lying because "qualified immunity" means they are protected in a case where they made a mistake - even one that cost him his job and sent him to the hospital with a pinched nerve from the handcuffs. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/21 - 11:25 am
Wanted for gun flashing on a bus in Dorchester

Surveillance photos via Transit PD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a man they say used a gun to threaten another passenger on a bus on Dudley Street and Howard Avenue around 10:40 p.m. on April 29.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.

By adamg - 4/28/21 - 10:11 am

The driver of a 713 bus diverted his bus to a Winthrop beach where he wouldn't let the sole passenger on board exit as he ate his dinner and then tried to rape her Saturday evening, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges. Read more.

By adamg - 4/20/21 - 12:30 pm

CommonWealth talks to MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak, who says the T will likely hire 80 to 120 new employees to roam bus lines and above-ground trolleys to make sure they're paying their fares. The new system could speed up buses and trolleys by allowing people to board through both front and rear doors, but will mean a level of trust that people are boarding in the back with actual CharlieCards. The new workers will make random spot checks to make sure people are doing that.

By adamg - 4/8/21 - 10:59 am

The MBTA holds a hearing next week on a proposal to reduce the fine for piggybacking and other forms of fare evasion from $100 to $50 for a first offense. Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/21 - 12:24 pm

Transit Police report arresting a couple on assault and battery charges following a couple of incidents in and near the Nubian Square bus station last night. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/21 - 3:54 pm
New bus stop going in on Columbus Avenue

One day, that bus will zoom right down the middle of the avenue.

Construction crews have been busy in recent months building new bus stops between Egleston and Jackson squares for dedicated bus lanes and stops that planners say will mean a faster ride to and from Jackson Square and Ruggles on the 22, 29 and 44 bus routes. Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/21 - 2:13 pm

A Roxbury man who was charged with stabbing somebody at the Nubian Square bus station around 2 p.m. on Wednesday was arrested there again last night after he allegedly lunged at another man with a knife for eying his woman, only his woman tried to stop him and he wound up stabbing her instead, Transit Police say. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/21 - 10:11 pm

Update: Suspect arrested.

Around 10 p.m. She was taken to a local hospital with an injury not considered life threatening. A folding knife possibly used in the attack was found at the station.

By adamg - 1/28/21 - 1:17 pm
Angry bus lady

Upset woman on a bus in Everett. Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police are seeking help finding a woman who attacked a route 110 bus driver at Chelsea and Victoria streets around 10:45 a.m. on Saturday. Read more.

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