Around 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2008, Devonte Franklin, 16, was stabbed repeatedly on a Route 28 bus on Blue Hill Avenue at Harvard Street.
Even though there were numerous people on the bus at the time, Franklin's killer was never identified. Transit Police are asking "anyone with information, however slight," to contact them with information about his killer, by calling detectives at 617-222-1050 or by sending an anonymous text to 873873.
The Chelsea Record reports MBTA and Massport officials now acknowledge the constant raising of the Chelsea Bridge for ships even during rush hour is screwing up Silver Line and other bus service and commuters and that they are hoping to convince the Coast Guard to go along with a pilot plan to bar most maritime traffic - but not oil tankers - under the bridge for two hours in the morning and again in the late afternoon.
Work's started on another permanent canopy for the upper busway at Forest Hills, this one to cover the walkway to come between the station and the new main bus area, where a much larger canopy is still under construction.
On a 22 bus at Talbot Avenue and Whitfield Street around 3:10 p.m.
Sometime overnight, a city crew painted the town red - or at least the morning bus/bike lane from Roslindale Square to Forest Hills - as BNF shows us.
The lane, in effect since June, requires people to move their cars before the morning rush hour so that commuters on all the buses that funnel down Washington Street from Roslindale, West Roxbury and Mattapan, along with bicyclists, can get a faster ride to the T stop.
Chris Helms proves it's true what they say about the 34 and 40 buses in Roslindale - you never know who you'll run into.
Workers are busy this week assembling a series of large metal pipes into the frame of a canopy for long suffering riders of the Washington Street and Centre Street buses that use the upper busway at Forest Hills. The old canopy was taken down years ago as part of the reconfiguration of the busway to make way for the new Arborway/Washington Street layout. Read more.
Boston's decision to permanently set up a dedicated weekday morning bus and bike lane on Washington Street between Roslindale Square and Forest Hills was based not just on surveys of people taking the newly speeded up buses during two pilot runs but on data collected in a 2016 study about just whose cars would be displaced by the elimination of parking in the morning. Read more.
That didn't take long at all: The Boston Transportation Department today announced it will create a permanent morning lane just for buses and bicyclists on Washington Street between Roslindale Square and Forest Hills - a week after it ended a pilot to see if the idea could work. Read more.
The State House News Service reports on a $1.2-million pilot project on several bus lines, to begin in September.
With the end of a month-long pilot of a bus/bike lane on Washington Street, the stretch between Roslindale Square and Forest Hills was back to its usual gridlock this morning, the LivableStreets Alliance reports.
The T and the Boston Transportation Department barred parking on the northbound side of the street in the morning rush hour to gauge how well a dedicated lane would work. Now we wait for the results of their studying.
You might think that having an enormous metal and glass structure over your head would be enough to protect you from torrential downpours, but obviously not, as BNF shows us at the lower busway at Forest Hills. But don't bother upper-busway riders with any complaints - most of them have nothing at all to stand under.
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