buses

By - 5/22/14 - 4:38 pm

A homeless man was arraigned on a variety of charges this week after he allegedly went nuts on a Route 22 driver who let him ride for free after the fare machine wouldn't accept his dollar bills, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Donnell Flattes, 23, was charged with interfering with a bus driver, indecent assault and battery, possession of a Class D substance... Read more

By - 5/21/14 - 7:47 am
Bus on Storrow Drive

Troublewithtribbles shows us Storrow Drive inbound late yesterday afternoon after another bus driver decided he was really driving a car.

The day before:
Storrowing averted in Allston.

Copyright Troublewithtribbles. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 5/20/14 - 12:56 pm

The Globe reports the driver of that ill-fated 57 bus told investigators she was in the middle of a bad sneezing fit when she nearly plunged the vehicle onto the turnpike, but that her story is kinda contradicted by surveillance video from the bus, which apparently shows her with her cell phone in her hand and which is one of the reasons she... Read more

By - 5/19/14 - 1:07 pm

WHDH reports, adds authorities are looking at whether she was on her cell phone at the time of the crash, which sent eight people, including her, to the hospital.

By - 5/18/14 - 9:02 am
Bus crash in Newton Corner

State Police report the bus crashed through a guardrail and fencing over the westbound turnpike on Washington Street this morning.

There is NO threat of bus falling down onto the Mass Pike as it has been secured by Newton Fire Department.

The westbound onramp to the turnpike is shut as well as the turnpike's right lane due to debris - and the chance... Read more

By - 5/15/14 - 9:04 am

It might all be a moot argument, given that the T has committed no money, but Forest Hills residents gathered last night to discuss possibly moving the "temporary" Arborway bus depot to a zoo parking lot turned mulch yard on American Legion Highway in Mattapan, near the Roslindale line.

Jamaica Plain News reports Roslindale residents also attended, wearing "Ask Rozzie" stickers to tell JP... Read more

By - 5/9/14 - 7:41 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the city is having to re-bid a project to move a pole yard from the MBTA bus depot in Forest Hills to some land on American Legion Highway because nobody bid on the project initially. A city spokeswoman is quoted as saying this is probably because the DPW doesn't tend to have much call for pole moving and so... Read more

By - 5/6/14 - 2:36 pm
Slide for the Revolution

Ari Ofsevit spotted poor Slyde, the Revolution mascot, waiting for a CT2 bus in Kendall Square this afternoon.

By - 5/6/14 - 1:59 pm
Wanted for thievery

Transit Police report looking for a man they say got off a 429 bus in Lynn Thursday afternoon with more than he got on - specifically, the bus driver's personal belongings.

The bus had a camera to take his pre-arrest mug shot, but if you know who he is, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text teip to 873873... Read more

By - 5/1/14 - 4:24 pm

Scott Sudikoff asks:

What’s the best app for iPhone to track MBTA trains and buses?

By - 5/1/14 - 8:01 am
Gridlocked traffic on Bennington Street in East Boston

Gridlock on Bennington Street reached into Revere. Photo by Ally.

Traffic lights at Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street in Mattapan, Neptune and Bennington streets in East Boston and Rutherford Avenue and Chelsea Street in Charlestown are on the fritz.

There's a pothole at the entrance to the Sunmner large enough to require a cop to stand in front of it.

A clogged drain at Forest Hills has created a new... Read more

By - 4/23/14 - 9:32 am

Alexandra Horowitz reports on an incident this morning on a 65 bus headed towards Kenmore Square:

Lady couldn't pay fare, everyone on the bus paid for her. Driver 65232 wouldn't go till she got off.

By - 4/9/14 - 6:58 pm
Roasted chicken

A concerned citizen complains about the stuff he or she is forever finding on a bench along the 44 bus route on Walnut Avenue in Roxbury:

This time it's a whole roasted chicken. BTW the 44 is so slow I think the chicken was alive when it started waiting.

By - 3/13/14 - 1:34 pm

Transit Police report arresting Rafael Hernandez, 53, on charges he unzipped his pants and was "fully exposing himself" on a bus at Kneeland and Tyler streets around 9:30 a.m.

Hernandez is due for arraignment tomorrow in Boston Municipal Court on a charge of open and gross lewdness.

Innocent, etc.

By - 2/18/14 - 10:17 am
Casanova

Transit Police report arresting Joel Casanova, 34, of Dorchester, on charges he attacked the driver of his 22 bus after a woman whose attentions he sought told him to leave her alone.

Police described the incident as the bus traveled north on Blue Hill Avenue near Columbia Road around 9:50 a.m. on Saturday:

The female passenger requested she be left alone and Casanova

... Read more
By - 2/13/14 - 2:50 pm
Stuck buses on South Huntington Avenue

Two stuck buses. Photo by Gordon Hallett.

As of 2:45, there were three 39 buses dead on South Huntington Avenue by the VA Hospital - two due to a bit of crashiness. Police asked the dispatcher on that route to stop sending buses down South Huntington.

And with nowhere for them to turn around, E Line trolleys that normally would head that way are instead terminating at Brigham Circle.

By - 2/10/14 - 1:02 pm

The Globe reports on the 11:35 a.m. incident involving a route-41 bus.

Photo of the scene.

By - 2/6/14 - 2:04 pm
Forest Hills bus timer

The new bus countdown signboard. Photo by MBTA.

Around 1 p.m., the MBTA turned on a new electronic signboard at Forest Hills to alert bus riders when their bus is due at the station.

In a statement, T General Manager Beverly Scott says:

I've often said our buses are the work horses of our system, serving more than 375,000 people on a typical weekday. The countdown signs at our busiest bus stops will

... Read more
By - 1/30/14 - 9:09 am

At 8:41 a.m., State Police reported:

RT 90 EB, east of Prudential Tunnel, 2 MBTA buses collide.One driver injured, right lane closed.Traffic delays

In addition to the driver, three passengers were taken to Tufts Medical Center, State Police say. Uninjured passengers were transferred to another bus for the rest of their journey.

The T reports the crash is responsible for minor delays on the... Read more

By - 1/26/14 - 2:29 pm

Transit Police report they are investigating what led a 24-year-old from Roxbury to drive into a stopped Route 240 bus around 10:30 a.m. on North Main Street in Randolph.

The car driver was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he died, police say. Nine passengers on the bus were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injures.

The bus and the 2007 Infiniti were... Read more

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