Driving

By - 5/11/17 - 2:16 pm
Bus stuck on Storrow Drive

Rick Schimpf paid his regards to the bus whose driver rather suddenly discovered was somewhat taller than 11 feet, shortly before 11 a.m. on Storrow Drive inbound by the BU exit.

By - 5/11/17 - 9:07 am
Crash on I-93 in Dorchester

Adam Salsman had a long time to observe the aftermath of the crash on I-93 south just past the Neponset Circle exit, which cut traffic down to one lane around 8:30 a.m. At one point, the state was predicting 43 minutes to go three miles.

By - 5/11/17 - 7:16 am

WBUR reports on what the city says it's doing about it.

By - 5/8/17 - 9:15 am
Cruiser and car damaged in Rte. 128 crash

Back of cruiser, front of car. Photos by State Police.

State Police report a trooper overseeing roadwork on Rte. 128 northbound in Burlington suffered injuries Sunday night when an Andover man drove into the back of the cruiser he was sitting in. Read more.

By - 5/6/17 - 5:53 pm
Pickup truck into house in Hyde Park

A man driving a pickup truck with a large propane tank in the bed plowed into the house at 102 West St. in Hyde Park shortly after 5 p.m. today.

Witnesses, who included Weaverson Ulyesse and David Pierre, said the driver seemed to have floored it when turning left onto the narrow West from the even narrower Hilton Street. Read more.

By - 5/6/17 - 9:38 am
Storrowed truck on Soldiers Field Road

JMac captured the aftermath of the storrowing at North Harvard Street this morning.

JGoodell gives us another view. And look: Video of the truck driver trying to move his roof off the roadway.

And it turned into a classic Boston tableau: A storrowed truck and a couple of iced coffees from Dunkin' Donuts: Read more.

By - 5/6/17 - 9:07 am
Taking down the Sumner Tunnel tolls in East Boston

MassDOT shows us some heavy equipment making a nice snack of the old Sumner Tunnel toll booths, which became obsolete when the state turned on its next-gen E-Z Pass scanner system.

By - 5/4/17 - 7:19 pm
Truck and car crash on Commonwealth Avenue

K-Rock photographed this crash involving a truck and a car on Commonwealth Avenue at the BU Bridge around 6:45 p.m.

By - 5/4/17 - 8:27 am

WCVB reports the crash happened on I-93 northbound near Mass. Ave. around 5:10 a.m. State Police reported the two lanes that were shut after the crash re-opened around 5:45 a.m.

By - 5/1/17 - 8:49 am
Pittsburgh fan in Boston

EastieStrong spotted this yinzer driving near North Station today.

By - 4/30/17 - 7:25 pm

Shortly after 7:15 p.m. on Sparhawk Street at Menlo Street. The road is shut.

By - 4/30/17 - 8:53 am

WBZ reports the crash happened at Commonwealth Avenue and Clarendon Street around 3:30 a.m.

By - 4/28/17 - 3:57 pm

A parking space, that is. But the garage is heated and the driveway is positively radiant.

By - 4/26/17 - 8:11 am

WBUR reports the city has let a Cambridge company piloting driverless cars expand its testbed to include much of the South Boston Waterfront and Fort Point.

By - 4/23/17 - 6:35 pm
Ferraris at a bus stop on Boylston Street

Alex C. captured two Lamborghinis and a Ferrari whose drivers figured the absolute best place on Boylston Street to stop and compare the size of their, um, wallets this afternoon would be the bus stop at Clarendon Street. He reports:

I told them they were in a bus stop right after they parked there, and they were like "whatever."

By - 4/19/17 - 11:50 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced a $1.4-million project to improve traffic in Readville, including traffic lights at either end of the short but clogged and dangerous Father Hart bridge that has bedeviled drivers for years as they try to cross over the train tracks that split the neighborhood. Read more.

By - 4/19/17 - 12:03 pm
Trash crash

The Newton Fire Department reports no injuries when this trash truck felt compelled to obey the law of gravity at an embankment on Langley Road this morning.

By - 4/13/17 - 7:13 pm

Around 6:50 p.m., the driver of a white Acura rear-ended a prisoner-transport van on Hyde Park Avenue near Metropolitan Avenue, then kept on driving, at relatively low speeds. Read more.

By - 4/12/17 - 10:42 am

Clayton Harper provides an overview of the changes DCR is proposing for the intersection of Parkman Drive and Perkins Street on the northern side of Jamaica Pond, such as installing traffic lights and new paths and narrowing the roads on either side of the intersection to force drivers to slow down.

By - 4/10/17 - 1:05 pm

State officials announced today they'll be shutting Commonwealth Avenue near the BU Bridge July 26 to Aug. 14 as they work to replace the increasingly creaky bridge where the street crosses over the turnpike and the tracks used by the Worcester Line and Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited service.

Paths will be kept open for pedestrians and bike riders, MassDOT announced today. Read more.