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By - 11/21/13 - 10:00 am

Transit Police report arresting Jeffrey Phillips, 29, on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident around 5:35 p.m. at the Maverick T stop.

Police say Phillips groped a woman getting on a bus at the station. Even as she reported the incident, Phillips continued boarding - police say officers found him in a seat on the bus.

He's scheduled for arraignment... Read more

By - 11/8/13 - 2:29 pm

Douglas Bergeron, prosecutors say, just couldn't leave well enough alone.

When the Medford man got on a Route 117 bus with a companion on Oct. 13, he tried to pay for both both their fares with his CharlieCard, but it turned out his card didn't have enough stored value. Rather than kicking one of them off, the driver just waved them both on and told... Read more

By - 10/30/13 - 7:47 am
Crooked bus stop in Brookline

Today, we visit Brookline, where a concerned citizen is very annoyed by a new bus shelter on Harvard Street:

The new bus shelter in front of Wlagreens at 99 Harvard St is totally crooked. It is because the sidewalk begins to slope upward there, but that could have been compensated for when installing it. I'm hoping it can be fixed, since it is an

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By - 10/29/13 - 8:24 am

Boston and Transit Police are investigating a collision around 8 a.m. at Parker and Ruggles streets in which an MBTA bus apparently rear-ended a private car being driven by a Boston police officer.

By - 10/25/13 - 10:40 am
Guy drives into tunnel.

Photo by MBTA.

UPDATE: Transit Police now say the man they arrested was actually William Tilton's brother, James and that James is now in a heap of trouble both for the OUI arrest and for identifying himself as his brother when arrested.

William Tilton, 58, of Wilmington faces an OUI charge today following his arrest by Transit Police in the Silver Line tunnel off D Street early... Read more

By - 10/21/13 - 4:35 pm

The MBTA reports Malden Police have arrested Douglas Bergeron, who is charged with causing a chain-reaction collision when he allegedly assaulted a T bus driver in Chelsea last week.

By - 10/18/13 - 9:16 am

Transit Police report they are looking for Douglas Bergeron, 32, for an attack they say led to a T bus crashing into a parked car Sunday night.

When caught, Bergeron will be charged with assault and battery on a public employee and interfering with public transportation. 617-222-1050 is the number to call if you spot him.

Bergeron is, as they say, known... Read more

By - 10/15/13 - 11:24 am

The Herald reports a Route 10 driver stopped his bus on Mass. Ave. near Victoria's Diner this morning when he noticed what turned out to be a wayward Boston Police SWAT robot just sitting there by the side of the road.

Katia wonders:

Are they now best friends who fight crime together?

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By - 10/15/13 - 10:52 am

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for causing the bus he was on to veer into a parked car on Broadway Street in Chelsea around 9:28 p.m. on Sunday, setting off a chain-reaction collision in which two other vehicles were also damaged.

For some reason, the man didn't wait around for police to arrive. If you know him, contact detectives at... Read more

By - 10/5/13 - 10:07 pm

Updated.

Unfortunately for him, he wasn't able to figure out how to start the vehicle, parked at Silver Line Way in South Boston around 10 p.m. Or at least, that's how police were describing it on their radio as the incident unfolded.

The Globe, however, quotes a Transit Police lieutenant as saying he was just a boisterous young drinking man out from one of... Read more

By - 9/28/13 - 11:17 am
Bus stop sign

As LifeLesson617 noticed in Grove Hall, the T did a better job of relocating bus stops along "key" bus routes than it did putting up signs alerting riders and drivers to just where those new stops are.

This is what happens when the MBTA changes bus stops that been parking for 100+ years.

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By - 9/24/13 - 9:26 am

A rider on an 80 bus sent the driver to the hospital with bruises when he attacked her last night, according to Transit Police.

Police say the alleged attacker, about 60, will received a summons to appear in court for the incident, around 7:10 p.m. near 456 Medford St.

Jesse Haley happened by the bus just as the man ran out:

MBTA has

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By - 9/19/13 - 11:29 am

Transit Police posted this video of a guy spitting at a driver around 12:15 a.m. on Sept. 10 at Malden Center, on a bus being operated as a replacement for the Orange Line.

Earlier that same day, police say, a woman kicked the driver of a 32 bus on Hyde Park Avenue at West Street in Hyde Park.... Read more

By - 8/14/13 - 6:31 pm

Transit Police report they are looking for this woman for allegedly spitting at a Route 426 driver around 11:20 p.m. on Aug. 2 at Lynn and Wesley streets in Malden.

By - 8/13/13 - 4:11 pm

Shortly after 4 p.m., Brian D'Amico reports. WCVB reports a "slow-moving bus" hit another; has photos from a helicopter.

By - 8/2/13 - 4:12 pm

Around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, near the busway, Transit Police report.

Attacker described as: Muscular black male, approximately 5'7" and 185lbs, in his late 30s or 40s with curly short black hair. He mainly spoke Spanish and was wearing a red soccer-style jersey with blue and green basketball shorts.

Police say they don't think this attack was related to recent attacks on women... Read more

By - 8/1/13 - 11:05 am

The Herald reports on the woman who allegedly tried to wrest a five-year-old from her family on a T bus and then allegedly kicked in a window in a Silver Line bus. A mental-health evaluation is in her future.

By - 7/22/13 - 12:48 pm

TransitMatters links us to a proposal by the MBTA Ridership Oversight Committee for a college-student pass system to help pay for overnight T service.

Under the proposal, colleges in the MBTA district would buy monthly, unlimited-ride T passes good for all of their students. Even with a 50% discount, the income from the 250,000 students the program would cover would be more than... Read more

By - 7/18/13 - 8:48 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Malden man Wednesday afternoon on a charge of open and gross conduct after bystanders observed him "committing a lewd act in the bushes by the busway" of the Malden Center T stop.

In addition to the alleged self love, police say, John Rodriguez's "personal areas were fully exposed to passersby," during the 2 p.m. incident, police say.

Innocent, etc.... Read more

By - 7/15/13 - 6:51 pm

Cleveland Square

Note the destination for the 51 on this sign Dani B. spotted at Washington and Lochdale in Roslindale. Hmm, also note the destination for the 40, as long as you're at it.... Read more

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