Use buses on existing routes and tie the service to getting workers to their jobs - especially at Logan - rather than worrying about drunken kids spilling out of clubs at 2 a.m., Ari Ofsevit, Jeremy Mendelson and James Aloisi write in CommonWealth.
Ari Ofsevit introduces us to several bus routes that run only very early in the morning and which aren't really readily identifiable on schedules or anything, unless you look really, really hard.
A North Attleboro man was ordered held on $25,000 bail yesterday on gun charges affter an incident on an MBTA shuttle bus after the St. Patrick's Day parade, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
City councilors want to begin working with the MBTA to see if all the computerized traffic lights the city has been installing could be used to improve bus service. Read more.
Transit Police have released a photo of a guy they say spit at a T bus driver on a 442 bus near Central Square in Lynn shortly before 6 p.m. on Feb. 15.
If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050, or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.
They also seem to prefer artistic merit over functionality, as they propose to duplicate the design elsewhere.
All on the taxpayer's dime, of course.
Ben Quahog reports that the upper busway at Forest Hills briefly became Boston's longest bus parking lot around 5:20 p.m. when a bus died pretty much at the exit, keeping about a dozen other buses from moving.
Rachel Michaud was among the riders of a route 354 bus forced to get off in the carpool lane around 8:30 a.m.
Well, the bus started smoking and we are stranded in the carpool lane on 93S.
The T sent a relief bus to pick up the evacuees.
Jiaan has long wondered about the big fat nothing indicated by the sign at the 66 bus stop on Harvard Avenue at Comm. Ave. in Allston: What does it mean?
Peter Gelzinis reports how a BPD officer thanking the man on the bus at Columbia Road and Stoughton Street for his service put him at ease and let police disarm him.
Boston Reddit held an Ask Me Anything with a T bus driver yesterday.
Jamaica Plain News reports on the flat roofs that will replace the old pointy canopies that covered the upper busway at Forest Hills station.
Clay Harper watched the demolition of the upper busway at Forest Hills this morning. It's part of the work to add a berth for those extra-long 39 buses now that the old trolley station they'd been using is in the way of the new Arborway.
And won't that make waiting for a bus tomorrow fun?
The metal coverings over the upper busway are being torn down as part of the overall Arborway/Forest Hills station changes - which, on a temporary basis, include smushing all the upper-busway routes that used to be split between two lanes into a single lane.
Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say threatened to stab a Route 45 bus driver with a screwdriver around 4:20 p.m. on Sept. 21.
The incident happened at Blue Hill Avenue and Pasadena Rd., police say.
If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.
Residents left a planning meeting to improve South Boston bus services Wednesday night frustrated by bus stop changes the T developed without first asking the public for insight into major issues in the area. Read more.
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