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By adamg - 9/8/20 - 10:27 am

A Black attorney who was arrested on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident at the Haymarket bus station is suing the MBTA, saying he never should have been arrested for some jostling at a crowded stop at rush hour and that the only reason he was is because of his race and that police took the word of a known troublemaker without ever getting his side of the story or interviewing any of the witnesses he says would have backed him up. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 3:53 pm

The MBTA announced today it will increase service on a number bus lines on Aug. 30 and bringing back some lines that were canceled in March to reduce the odds of crowding on buses in this pandemic age. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/20 - 9:14 am

WBZ reports Ride drivers and the comapny that runs the Ride reached a contract deal; the T says the Ride should be back to regular operations today.

Separately, the T's put in new barriers and signs on buses and trolleys, which means riders once again can board at the front on buses and at street-level trolley stops - so break out that CharlieCard The move also means more seats for riders.

By adamg - 7/14/20 - 4:14 pm
New trolley shielding

New shielding on the Green Line

The MBTA announced today that it's returning to front-door boarding on buses and on trolleys at street-level stations, including on the Mattapan Line, on Monday - in a move it says will also mean more seats available for passengers. Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/20 - 10:25 am
Wanted for Milton attack

Milton Police have released photos of two men they say brutally attacked a Route 245 bus driver in a road-rage incident on Brook Street on June 25. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/22/20 - 3:27 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports it is investigating a now former Transit Police officer for possibly lying about an April 28 incident in a Forest Hills busway in which he may have shoved the man into the pavement and then kept him there with his knee on his back for 20 seconds. Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/20 - 11:40 am
Some crowding on a Route 1 bus

An example from the 1 bus.

The MBTA today announced a tool for some bus riders that let's them know if the bus on the way is maybe too crowded for their tastes in these uncertain times. Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/20 - 10:11 pm
Bok in traffic

Councilor Kenzie Bok checked into meeting from normally busy intersection at Charles and Beacon.

Workers at the Boston Transportation Department have begun inventorying city-owned traffic cones and barrels as they ready for a coronavirus-related effort to claim parts of some city roads for expanded sidewalks to allow for greater social distancing among pedestrians - including patrons at restaurants that would be forced to reduce their indoor seating once the governor gives them the OK to re-open their dining areas - a BTD official told city councilors today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/20 - 9:04 am

DigBoston interviews an MBTA driver:

In other emergency situations, such as during or after a snowstorm, we take people who need a ride from point A to point B. But now, we are not always transporting essential workers. Maybe first thing in the morning, yes. But then, we are picking up people who are simply reckless or who have nowhere to go. And for this, I am risking my life and those of my family?

By adamg - 4/21/20 - 9:22 am
Crowded 222 bus this morning

Oh, wait a second! There aren't supposed to be any typical crowded morning commutes anymore - six feet, anyone? Ryan rode the bus, which goes from East Weymouth to Quincy Center around 7 this morning and was less than pleased:

222 right now. Ridiculous with 30 min headways.

By adamg - 4/13/20 - 5:01 pm

Update: Two arrested.

Transit Police are looking for two guys for a stabbing at the Maverick Square T stop that started in the station lobby before spilling out into the busway around 4:45 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/20 - 8:24 pm
Andrew Wong

The Amalgamated Transit Union today announced the death, due to Covid-19, of Andrew Wong of Quincy, an inspector who worked out of the Southampton bus depot. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 10:26 am

The MBTA reports that three bus drivers working out of its Cabot bus yard in South Boston tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 9:45 pm

The MBTA announced today that starting Saturday, most bus passengers will have to board through the rear exit - with a similar policy on Green Line trolleys at street-level stops - to try to keep drivers and passengers at least six feet apart while keeping buses and trains moving for essential hospital workers and first responders going to and from work.

Passengers with disabilities will still be allowed to board through the front entrances, the T says.

By adamg - 3/18/20 - 10:28 pm

On Centre Street outside the Curley School shortly after 10 p.m., driver may have had a seizure.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 8:30 pm

The MBTA tonight announced it's adding additional morning service on the Blue Line and more service throughout the day on the Green Line's E branch and the 7 bus from South Boston, following complaints today that service reductions went too far and led to riders being forced to crowd together at a time when that's the last thing they should be doing. Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 10:43 am

The MBTA announced this morning it's cancelled meetings tonight on the Better Bus Project at the Bolling Building in Roxbury, the Green Line Extension at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge and a "public engagement" meeting at the Framingham Public Library, "out of an abundance of caution" over, well, you can guess what.

By adamg - 3/8/20 - 2:45 pm
Blue Hill Avenue at Arbutus Street in 1929.

Blue Hill Avenue at Arbutus Street in 1929. See it larger.

StreetsBlogMass reports Boston transportation planners are looking at the idea of creating dedicated bus lanes down the center of Blue Hill Avenue - including stations along the way - as a way to improve service on the 28 line. Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/20 - 5:48 pm
Brewster

Transit Police report arresting Terrell Brewster, 27, on charges he ended an argument with a teen on the 28 bus as it approached Dudley station by taking out a knife and stabbing the teen after they got off the bus, around 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

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