buses

By - 12/21/13 - 11:16 am

Take a look at Scott Parkinson's photo of a partially swallowed bus around 4 a.m. at Dorchester Avenue and W. Broadway, where a water main burst.

Adam reports:

This pothole has been patched over 100 times. The bump was a great reminder everyday that I was home in Southie.

By - 12/12/13 - 3:22 pm

Two teens were arraigned today on charges related to a melee last week that started on a 23 bus and ended with a brawl outside Dorchester District Court.

A 16-year-old teen from Roxbury, not named because of her age, was ordered held in lieu of $2,500 bail on three counts of three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 12/12/13 - 9:43 am

Transit Police report they are looking for the guy captured on video swiping an unattended bag - with a laptop inside - from near the McDonald's in the South Station bus terminal around 5:20 p.m. on Dec. 2.

By - 12/10/13 - 10:32 pm

Update: Authorities have identified the victim as Gayle Johnson.

Investigators now believe a Route 110 bus hit a woman crossing Broadway shortly before 7 p.m., then dragged her down the street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports:

Evidence developed through the night suggests that an MBTA bus struck the 52-year-old Revere woman who died in the area of 400 Broadway yesterday evening. He did not show signs of impairment; he was subjected to drug and alcohol testing pursuant to MBTA policy, the results of which must be subpoenaed by investigators. The driver, age 56, has not been charged at this time. The investigation remains active.

By - 12/6/13 - 4:52 pm

The scene on Washington. Photo by Cinnamngrl.

A brawl that started on a 23 bus, then spilled onto Washington Street, brought both Boston and Transit police racing to the scene around 4:10 p.m. One person received a minor stab wound to the back of the neck near Dorchester District Court, Transit Police report, adding another person had bleach poured on him.

The stabbing victim was taken to a local hospital; the bleaching victim was treated at the scene by Boston EMTs.

Police shut Washington between Melville and Park as they investigated. At least one person was arrested.

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 today in East Boston District Court.

Innocent, etc.

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 them to have a seat, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. And then, the DA's office says:

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 eyesore.

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 this morning, after his car came to a rather sudden stop, thanks to the barriers designed to deploy to stop people like him, the MBTA rerports.

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.

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?

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 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

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.

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.

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 those "don't hit the driver" ads for a reason: Nut tried to drag 80 bus driver out of her seat

He said the bus was pulled to the side with "Call Cops" blinking on the message board:

Guy ran out and people ran after him, cops came 20 seconds later.

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.

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.

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