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.
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.
Small bus fire in front of 100 Federal St. boston. Fire followed a loud explosion pic.twitter.com/neY0OlJ0NA
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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.
Around 10:40 p.m. on Blue Hill Avenue near Walk Hill. Victim was conscious and alert.
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.
Eheff was in the upper busway at Harvard Square this afternoon when somebody from New Jersey not only drove into the busway, but drove into it from the wrong direction.
Boston cops have surrounded a 66 bus in Brookline Village, where they are offloading several teens who allegedly ran through Marty's on North Beacon Street stealing bottles of vodka and Hennessy - and searching for the bottles.
The Night Ridah, who is at the scene, says the kids don't appear to be more than 14.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Jamel Bannister, 24, of Dorchester, on a charge of second-degree murder for the death of Courtney Jackson at the Dudley bus station on Feb. 28, 2013, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
A second man, Brian Cooper, 27, of Mattapan, pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree murder earlier this month for the death.
According to the DA's office, Bannister and Cooper got into an argument with Jackson around 9:30 p.m.:
Transit Police report they are looking for a woman they say spit on a 41 bus driver and hit him with something around 5:30 p.m. on April 1 near the intersection of Columbia Road and Annabel Street in Dorchester.
She's described as black, with red highlights in her hair, wearing a pink North Face jacket, black leggings and white sneakers. A Transit Police spokesman said the woman was not disputing a fare or anything like that, she was just being "aggressive."
Transit Police report this guy stood next to somebody in a wheelchair on a Route 1 bus around 3 p.m. on March 23 as it approached Mass. Ave. and Sydney Street, grabbed stuff from the wheelchair, then ran out the door when the bus stopped.
WBZ reports he took the wheelchair user's purse, containing food stamps and cash.
He's described as Hispanic and about 5'4".
Updated with arraignment info.
A Boston Municipal Court judge issued an arrest warrant today for Homer Henderson, 52, of Roxbury, when he failed to show up to face a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - his spit - in an incident on a 1 bus at Mass. Ave. and Washington Street on Dec. 20, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Seems the driver of a 55 bus couldn't get down a particularly narrowed Fenway street this morning, so he went down another one. And, of course, as Najah shows us, nobody told the people waiting for the bus at Jersey and Queensberry, forcing them to run to Jersey and Boylston to try to catch the bus, literally.
Seems people are continuing to park across from the train station, even though the city never cleared the road to the curb, narrowing the road to one lane and creating backups that now extend down to Roslindale.
The Clumsy Jeweler reported around 9 a.m. on her efforts to get a bus to the train station this morning:
5 full 32's passed since 7:45. Finally got on one. Driver says it will be an hour to Forest Hills.
Still narrowed lanes, trash pickups and school buses are all combining to bring a bit of downtown gridlock to this more suburban neighborhood. ColdSummer reports:
Traffic is so bad on Hyde Park Avenue MBTA bus riders are getting off and walking 3-4 blocks to Forest Hills Station.
Oh, look, another GPS user drove into the Harvard Square bus tunnel tonight.
Clayton Harper has been taking a detailed look at what happens when the Casey Overpass comes down to make way for surface roads. Forest Hills station will be getting a lot of changes as part of the project - many related to the busways.
Transit Police report they are hunting a man they say spat on a 33 bus driver in October, then threatened the driver's life two months later at the same spot on the Mattapan/Hyde Park line when the driver wouldn't let him on the bus.
According to police, the spitting happened around 2:50 p.m. on Oct. 21 on River Street at George Street. Around 1:45 p.m. on Dec. 18, the driver pulled up to a stop at the same location and opened the bus door, when he realized the guy about to board was the same guy who spit on him, police say: