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By adamg - 12/20/21 - 4:34 pm
Wanted for robbery and assault and battery

Surveillance photo by TPD.

Surveillance photo of attack

Transit Police report they are looking for two men they say robbed one man and stomped a second in the Downtown Crossing station concourse around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/21 - 8:53 pm
Test trolleys on tracks between Union Square and Lechmere

Adam Nichols captured some of the action tonight on the Union Square stub, where Green Line operators have begun driving trolleys to test things out and get familiar with the new line. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/21 - 8:22 pm

CommonWealth reports the Wu administration is trying to figure out how to deal with a Federal Transit Administration rule that seems to limit transit pilots to six months before they have to be shut down or funded permanently. Two weeks ago, the City Council approved Wu's proposal to spend $8 million to provide free boarding on three bus routes - in a pilot that would run two years.

By adamg - 12/14/21 - 8:12 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Mattapan man on charges he plunged a knife into a couple of people on a South Station Red Line platform after failing to convince them of his side in an argument around midnight. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/21 - 3:54 pm
Two-car crash on the Green Line

Sundaram had a ringside seat to watch the aftermath of a two-car crash right atop the B Line tracks at Strathmore Road shortly before 3 p.m. The crashed caused delays of up to 20 minutes on the line, although the T now reports service is back to normal.

By adamg - 12/11/21 - 1:07 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man they say pushed a 92-year-old man to the ground, which opened up a bloody gash on his head after he hit the pavement yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/21 - 12:33 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man for beating up a woman who looked like she'd just been punched slapped hard in the face at the Andrew T station - and for the 19 outstanding warrants he already had out, including for incidents in which he allegedly attacked a disabled person, a police officer, an EMT and a jail guard, in different parts of Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/21 - 8:58 pm
Proposed new Arborway yard

Proposed Arborway map; current bus depot would be given to city for housing.

The MBTA says it hopes to break ground in 2024 on a new, entirely indoor bus facility along the Arborway to handle a larger fleet of all battery-powered buses starting in 2027 - which in turn could mean more capacity on currently overloaded routes, such as the 32 along Hyde Park Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/21 - 6:28 pm

WBUR reports roughly 5% of bus trips will be eliminated later this month due to a lack of drivers.

By adamg - 12/7/21 - 11:45 am
Adonis Valenzuela

Transit Police report arresting the Dorchester man they say pleasured himself to completion in front of "numerous shocked and horrified passengers" at the Tufts Medical Center Orange Line stop on Sunday night. Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/21 - 3:08 pm
Wanted man

At least he wore a mask.

Update: Suspect arrested.

Transit Police report they are hunting a man who, as they euphemistically put it, "left behind his DNA" in "full view of numerous shocked and horrified passengers" on the outbound platform around 7:40 p.m. on Sunday.

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

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.

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.

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