buses

By - 6/13/16 - 10:04 am
Flowers bedeck an MBTA bus stop in the South End

TaliMeBanana noticed this flower-bedecked T bus stop on Mass. Ave. in the South End yesterday.

They're the work of Kristyn Price, who is doing short-term flower installations across the South End, under the hash tag #guerillaflowerfare.

By - 5/24/16 - 3:50 pm
Interesting bus stop on Boylston Street in Back Bay

JB Parrett shows us the bus stop on Boylston Street at Dartmouth.

By - 5/24/16 - 3:20 pm
No hoverboards on the MBTA

The MBTA announced today it's banning hoverboards on T property - all trains, buses, boats and stations - effective immediately.

The T says the things are just too much of a risk and menace, mainly because of their tendency to burst into flames, but also because riders can easily fall off them, tumbling to the ground - or onto train tracks: Read more.

By - 5/16/16 - 1:38 pm

Transit Police charge a man who'd parked in such a way to block an Allston bus stop just could not deal with the fact that forced a bus driver to block him in to let passengers off at the stop, so he went up to the driver's window and punched it hard enough to shatter it, showering the bus driver in glass shards, some of them possibly landing in his eye. Read more.

By - 4/29/16 - 3:46 pm
Wanted for breaking a window on an MBTA bus in Quincy

A big Walter White fan objected to a request to pay his fare on a bus in Quincy Saturday evening by using his head as a battering ram on a bus window, Transit Police report.

Police say the window shattered and the man fled the Route 215 bus, after threatening the driver. Read more.

By - 4/25/16 - 5:10 pm
Jorge Diaz-Vasquez

Transit Police charge that Jorge Diaz-Vazquez reacted to being asked to pay his fare on a bus at Warren and Moreland in Roxbury around 6:45 last night by stepping off the bus and then spitting on the driver. Read more.

By - 3/31/16 - 8:08 am

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.

By - 3/24/16 - 8:42 am

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.

By - 3/22/16 - 2:37 pm

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.

By - 3/2/16 - 1:46 pm

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.

By - 2/25/16 - 1:25 pm
Spitting suspect sought

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.

By - 2/10/16 - 6:09 pm
Buses at Forest Hills station, upper busway

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.

By - 1/29/16 - 9:13 am
Bus riders on I-93 due to smoking bus

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.

By - 1/26/16 - 10:50 am
Mohammed Noor

Transit Police report arresting Mohammed Noor, 29, early this morning after he alleged slapped a bus driver who insisted he pay his fare. Read more.

By - 12/31/15 - 9:07 am

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?

By - 11/12/15 - 6:28 am

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.

By - 11/8/15 - 12:32 pm

Boston Reddit held an Ask Me Anything with a T bus driver yesterday.

By - 10/11/15 - 12:16 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on the flat roofs that will replace the old pointy canopies that covered the upper busway at Forest Hills station.

By - 10/3/15 - 11:49 am
The end of the Forest Hills upper busway

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.