buses

By - 11/13/17 - 6:32 pm

A MassDOT spokesperson reports the city told MBTA directors today it's ready to seriously map out how to get a dedicated bus lane on the narrow Washington Street between Forest Hills and Roslindale Square: Read more.

By - 11/10/17 - 10:51 am
Plant on the Red Line

There oughta be a Tumblr for this. But until then, Maggie spotted this guy and spider plant on the Red Line yesterday.

And Jingle Bull wondered how this guy navigated this plank onto a bus this morning: 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 - 5:20 pm
Googly eyes

Totallynotlisa proves that any ad on the T is immeasurably improved by the addition of googly eyes, in this case on the side of an 88 bus.

By - 10/28/17 - 9:59 am

Transit Police report arresting a man they say displayed a gun to a bus driver and threatened to kill him and a fellow passenger he'd been bothering. Read more.

By - 10/23/17 - 4:02 pm

MassDOT announced today that it's installing specialized traffic signal systems along Beacon Street in Brookline, and Comm. Ave. and Huntington Ave. in Boston that will switch to green lights for approaching trolleys. Mass. Ave. in Cambridge will get similar treatment for buses. Read more.

By - 9/6/17 - 6:22 pm
Dennison Drew

A Quincy man who tried to stab a T bus driver through a bus window held onto the bus as the driver hit the accelerator to get away from him, Transit Police report.

Read more.

By - 9/5/17 - 6:18 pm
Griffin

Transit Police report a West Roxbury man really didn't want to get off a bus at Forest Hills the other day and eventually expressed his displeasure by unzipping and urinating on the ground - in full view of "a father and his two young daughters."

Read more.

By - 8/22/17 - 12:35 pm

State officials gathered at Ruggles station this morning to formally break ground on a $38-million project that will mean a new commuter-rail platform and a new lower busway and elevators. Read more.

By - 8/21/17 - 4:43 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today sentenced now former Transit Police officer Jennifer Garvey, 34, to six months in jail for an incident at the Dudley T station in 2014, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 7/14/17 - 9:32 pm

Transit Police report arresting Pamela Tyler, 51, on a charge of animal cruelty after officers watched her repeatedly beat her young pit bull around 10:30 p.m. yesterday at Dudley station. Read more.

By - 6/21/17 - 9:25 am
Steven Bova

Transit Police report arresting Steven Bova, 64, on a charge of indecent assault and battery at the South Station bus terminal around 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

According to Transit Police: Read more.

By - 6/20/17 - 9:40 am
Tree vs. bus in Arlington

Michael Bradford reports an MBTA bus crashed into a tree on Mass. Ave. in Arlington Heights shortly before 6:30 a.m.

Arlington Police report the bus had no passengers when it crashed outside 1194 Mass. Ave., and that the driver was taken to a local hospital for observation.

By - 5/21/17 - 10:08 am

Transit Police report arresting a man they say stabbed the driver of a route-426 bus twice in the back around 11:45 p.m., Saturday. Read more.

By - 5/17/17 - 9:27 am

In a few days, maybe people will have adjusted, but at least this morning, the re-alignment of traffic on Washington Street between Ukraine Way and New Washington Street caused headaches for motorists and people trying to get to the T station by bus. Read more.

By - 5/11/17 - 7:22 am

The Bulletin reports the T is adding seven buses - and the drivers to drive them - to the 7 and 9 routes in September, due to ridership increasing 84% in recent years.

By - 5/8/17 - 11:21 am
Wanted for attack on Quincy bus

Transit Police are seeking the public's help to find this guy for an incident on a bus on Hancock Street near Quincy Center station around 2;30 p.m. on April 21. Read more.

By - 4/25/17 - 3:46 pm
Dudley Square bus-station map

Sky Rose writes she couldn't find a good map of the platforms at Dudley Square - the T's busiest bus stop - so she made one herself.

By - 4/13/17 - 9:20 am

CityLab takes a look at the MIT researchers and their sophisticated modeling programs as a way to improve our bus routes, most still identical to 1920s streetcar routes - but adds:

While tweaking around the margins is worthwhile, ultimately, better bus service involves offering more of it, something the MBTA has so far failed to provide.