Driving

By - 11/19/17 - 8:49 pm

The Boston Transportation Department alerts us:

Traffic Advisory starting tomorrow:
Maintenance requires lane reduction on the North Washington St Bridge. Drivers should expect outbound delays. The outbound travel lane adjacent to the curb will be closed to traffic to allow repair work to take place. Seek alternate routes.

By - 11/16/17 - 9:13 am

The Crimson reports the latest on the state's plans for the Allston/Cambridge interchange and curve. Now up in the air is the future of the commuter-rail station that was planned for the former rail yards there; the state and Harvard had agreed to split two-thirds of the cost but could never get BU to kick in the rest.

By - 11/15/17 - 9:15 am

Cambridge Day reports Cambridge residents and business owners pissed off by bicyclists and their bike lanes have started strategizing how to take over transportation planning in the city.

By - 11/14/17 - 8:11 am

A Dracut state rep says it's time to crack down on people who blithely walk in between and not at the green while looking at their phones - or listening to their Beats - and wants to see fines increased from the current $1 to up to $200 (for repeat offenders; the first fine would be $50).

Ed. questions: Dracut? This is a problem in Dracut? Do they even have sidewalks or traffic lights there?

By - 11/14/17 - 8:05 am

Take note, kids: THIS is how you storrow a truck.

By - 11/10/17 - 7:12 pm

Massive delays and severe delays on the Silver Line.

The remains of the SUV.

By - 11/8/17 - 9:27 pm
Flipped car on Beacon Street in Brookline

Rami reports the driver of this car somehow flipped it at Beacon and Charles streets in Coolidge Corner shortly before 9 p.m.

Fire crews worked hard hard to pull driver out. She seems okay.

By - 11/7/17 - 4:59 pm
Lamborghini concept car at MIT

Josh Jacobs took a look at the all-electric concept car Lamborghini is building with MIT. Rather than sitting on top of large batteries, the car would be built out of carbon nanotubes that would double as batteries (the devil, natch, is in the details).

By - 11/5/17 - 1:46 pm
U-Haul truck on Storrow Drive

Rebecca found herself behind a wayward U-Haul on Storrow Drive inbound shortly after 12:30 p.m. today.

By - 11/3/17 - 5:15 pm

WHDH reports on the crash shortly before 2 p.m. on East Cottage Street near Norfolk Avenue.

By - 11/3/17 - 9:15 am
Dump truck ensnared in power and cable lines in Hyde Park

Rick Macomber shows us the scene on Truman Parkway at Dana Avenue in Hyde Park around 4:50 a.m., after a dump truck unloading asphalt for the Truman repaving project took down power, phone and cable lines. Read more.

By - 10/31/17 - 5:28 pm

Best to avoid if you can, Chrissie reports. Snoe confirms:

Just hopped off the 86 bc the driver said it would be faster to walk."

By - 10/31/17 - 10:54 am
Honda missing wheels

Time was, wheel thieves would use cinder blocks to prop up the cars they were taking the tires off of. But LaTasha Martin noticed this morning that somebody used a plastic milk crate while removing the wheels from an Accord on Mass. Ave. in the South End (so maybe police should check with BMC to see if anybody came into the ER with a crushed hand).

By - 10/31/17 - 7:35 am

A water-main break has basically shut Sullivan Square. Broadway in East Somerville is shut. Buses are being diverted.

By - 10/30/17 - 4:48 pm

John McCarville, 48, of Cambridge, was released on his own recognizance today at his arraignment on charges he sent four people to the hospital - including himself - in a 2 a.m. crash on the Charlestown side of the Gilmore Bridge on Sept. 24. Read more.

By - 10/30/17 - 7:24 am
Flattened car in Roslindale

Flattened car on Primrose Street in Roslindale.

Trees fell, power lines snapped and cats raced through apartments looking for a safe space as the Great Sou'easter of 2017 roared through the state overnight. Read more.

By - 10/28/17 - 11:49 am

A woman hit by a vehicle around 3:40 p.m. on Friday outside the Boston Renaissance Charter Public School on Hyde Park Avenue is expected to survive, Boston Police report this morning. Read more.

By - 10/26/17 - 9:01 am

The Herald reports state Sen. Thomas McGee of Lynn has filed a bill to add tolls to I-93 in Boston, 128/95, Rte. 1 from Dedham to Peabody and Rte. 2 between 128 and Alewife - with the tolls going to transportation maintenance, including on the T.

S.1959 - the bill in question.