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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.

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 near the Ashmont T stop.

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.

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.

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.

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 homage to Mad Max outside Haymarket station and wondered why it was outfitted like that. Somebody who Knows These Things said it lets the SUV push dead buses (and get up to ramming speed when nobody's looking, no doubt):

MBTA bad boy

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.

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 the attack:

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.

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 and indecent assault and battery.

A juvenile, not identified because of her age, is also charged and has been picked up, police say. Police say they know who the third suspect is and are looking for her.

Innocent, etc.

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.:

A substance believed to be bleach, was doused in the victim's face during the assault and subsequent robbery. The victim was assisted by others in flushing his eyes after the assault.

When found, the women will face charges of unarmed robbery, mayhem and assault and battery. If they look familiar, contact Transit Police at 617-222-1050 or via an anonymous text tip to 873873.

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

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

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.

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.

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 the bus stopped on Lincoln Avenue to let passengers off, Contino erupted in fury and began cursing out the driver, Transit Police say:

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 there are quite a few people out there who think nothing of punching drivers, spitting at them and trying to pull drivers off buses for beatings.

In addition to the bus ads, loudspeakers across the T system will be carrying a message from Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan:

Assaulting an MBTA employee is against the law. Think twice before putting your hands on T staff. We will find you, arrest you and prosecute you.

The T adds it is seeking legislation to increase the penalties for people found guilty of attacking T employees.

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