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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.Read more

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.Read more

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

By - 7/12/13 - 8:07 pm

New BPD vehicle

A roving UHub photographer spotted this sparkling new bad boy outside A-1 downtown today. It's the new ride for some lucky patrol supervisor. Good news for those of us who don't like anything to change: They kept that unique stencil-ish font.

Meanwhile, Phil Coombes spotted this MBTA...Read more

By - 6/18/13 - 7:24 am

The Herald reports on the girl charged with partially blinding a man on a 28 bus by throwing bleach in his face during a robbery.Read more

By - 6/17/13 - 3:53 pm

A Roxbury 15-year-old was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail today at her first court appearance on charges she threw bleach in a man's face during a robbery on a 28 bus last week, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Lai Lawnnie Douglas, 22, had her bail set at $20,000, the DA's office says

The DA's office provided this account of...Read more

By - 6/17/13 - 3:25 pm

Will also try even harder to eliminate the herding instinct among buses on 15 lines that carry about 40% of bus riders, the T reports.Read more

By - 6/14/13 - 12:05 pm

Douglas, per Transit Police.Douglas, per Transit Police.

Updated, 6:35 p.m.

Transit Police report they have arrested Lai Lawnnie Douglas, 22, on charges she took part in a robbery/bleach attack on a 28 bus on Sunday. Her arrest warrant charges her with unarmed robbery, mayhem...Read more

By - 6/12/13 - 4:03 pm

Bleach womenSought.

Transit Police report they are looking for a woman packing bleach and two accomplices for an attack on a 28 bus early Sunday.

According to police, a man sitting on the bus in Grove Hall resisted getting robbed by the three women, around 2 a.m.:

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By - 6/10/13 - 9:01 am

MBTA bus drivers have also been attacked with cups of urine, WBUR reports.Read more

By - 6/6/13 - 12:12 am

WBZ reports Lucky Star, which provides bus service between South Station and New York's Chinatown, shut down Wednesday night after some bad inspections.Read more

By - 6/4/13 - 6:48 pm

KerivanA Marblehead man admitted today he head butted an MBTA bus driver at Wonderland last July, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

John Kerivan, 48, headed into court asking for a suspended sentence in exchange for pleading guilty to assault and battery on a public employee. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Ozbolt, who headed...Read more

By - 5/14/13 - 3:34 pm

ContinoTransit Police report arresting a Saugus man after he started choking a bus driver for no good reason they could tell and another passenger had to pull him off.

Police say Franco Contino rode a 426 bus from Haymarket in Boston to Saugus without incident last Wednesday afternoon.

But when...Read more

By - 5/6/13 - 12:55 pm

New ad campaign on the T

The T this week launches a PSA campaign aimed at getting bus riders to leave bus drivers alone. You wouldn't think people would need to be reminded that spitting at drivers is not OK, but recent evidence suggests...Read more

By - 4/12/13 - 8:46 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports residents who want to see the Casey Overpass replaced with another overpass instead of surface roads are considering suing to stop the work:

"No one prefers to go that route if there's a reasonable solution,” he told the Gazette this week. "But all our arrows are in our quiver."

At particular issue: The proposed new location of the exit...Read more

By - 4/9/13 - 2:09 pm

O'DonnellTransit Police report arresting a Wakefield man on charges he repeatedly punched an MBTA bus driver in the face this morning at Oak Grove after the driver wouldn't let him board because his CharlieCard didn't have enough funds.

Police say the driver, 58, was letting passengers board his Route 131 bus...Read more

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