A war of words between Massport and city planners broke out this week over a city proposal to create dedicated bus lanes in the "Summer Street corridor," with each telling local business owners to ignore anything the other side says. Read more.
Boston Pedestrian shows us the absence of social distancing this afternoon on a shuttle bus brought in to ferry Blue Line riders between Wonderland and Orient Heights after signals came down with Covid-19 or something and stopped working.
City Councilors Lydia Edwards (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) and Michelle Wu (at large) say they want to get the T to set aside one car on every Blue Line train for bicyclists who would ride their bikes to work downtown, if only there were a way to get them across Boston Harbor. Read more.
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.
Isaias may only be giving the Boston area a glancing blow, but it's enough to snap trees like matchsticks on the Mattapan Line between Milton and Butler and on the Riverside Line near Longwood and Newton Highlands. Buses have replaced the Mattapan trolley and D Line trolleys from Kenmore all the way to Riverside. Read more.
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.
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.
A Somerville man police say was shooting off fireworks on the Cambridge Street bridge around 4 p.m. yesterday now faces drug and weapons charges after Transit Police officers nabbed him at the neighboring T station, two Roman candles "protruding from his person." Read more.