buses

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.

By - 9/29/15 - 6:53 pm
Work begins to tear down roof over upper busway at Forest Hills

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.

By - 9/28/15 - 3:41 pm
Wanted man

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.

By - 9/24/15 - 12:23 pm

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.

By - 9/23/15 - 8:28 am
T workers protest privatization

Kris Haight watched the Carmen's Union protest on Devonshire Street in advance of a meeting Gov. Baker was scheduled to attend this morning.

By - 9/21/15 - 5:44 pm

Shelisa Bittle, 26, of Somerville, whose arrest at the back of a T bus Friday was captured on video was released on personal recognizance today on at her arraignment in Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of larceny, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 9/19/15 - 6:47 pm

Transit Police are investigating the way a woman was arrested on a bus at Dudley station yesterday morning after she allegedly stole from another woman running a small pushcart at the station - but say an initial review shows the alleged thief is to blame for a commotion captured on video. Read more.

By - 9/17/15 - 8:26 am

Peter Pan Bus Lines, which continues to operate joint services with Greyhound in the Northeast, this week sued its larger partner, alleging the bus giant has become a Captain Hook that is trying to screw it out of commissions, in part through a barely functioning ticketing Web site. Read more.

By - 9/4/15 - 9:23 am

There's a group that really likes buses, and they've got the snazzy graphics to prove they're better than subways, at least if you give them their own lanes and raised platforms and stuff. Oddly, the Silver Line, our one example of "bus rapid transit," isn't listed on their gold standards or BRT in action pages.

By - 8/11/15 - 12:34 pm
Healy

Transit Police credit a Route 230 driver with using his bus to prevent a crash after the driver of the SUV began swerving across the road in front of him on Quincy Avenue in Quincy around 11 a.m. on Friday. Read more.

By - 8/1/15 - 11:59 am

UPDATE, 12:30 p.m. Bus, SUV separated, service to Green, Stony Brook resuming.

Nick Tomkavage shows us the results of a head-on collision between an Orange Line shuttle bus and and Escalade at Boylston and Amory in Jamaica Plain around 11:50 a.m. EMTs were evaluating the Escalade driver for possible injuries. Read more.

By - 7/8/15 - 6:38 pm

Around 4:30 p.m., people across the Financial District heard a loud boom. Those who happened to be on Federal Street in front of the Bank of America building, saw flames coming out of the rear tire well of an MBTA bus, followed quickly by the arrival of Boston firefighters, who doused the engine.

After they were done, T inspectors tried to figure out what had happened before the bus was towed away.

By - 7/6/15 - 10:46 pm

Around 10:40 p.m. on Blue Hill Avenue near Walk Hill. Victim was conscious and alert.

By - 6/29/15 - 4:18 pm

MassDOT today approved a $222.2 million contract to replace the T's current fleet of 325 CNG buses with a new fleet of CNG/hybrid buses.

New Flyer, Inc., of Winnipeg, is expected to start delivering the 40-foot buses, many of which will run out of the Forest Hills yard, in July, 2016, with all buses in service a year later.

The federal government will pick up 80% of the cost.