The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the city is having to re-bid a project to move a pole yard from the MBTA bus depot in Forest Hills to some land on American Legion Highway because nobody bid on the project initially. A city spokeswoman is quoted as saying this is probably because the DPW doesn't tend to have much call for pole moving and so the sorts of companies that would bid on such a project don't tend to look at DPW ads.
Ari Ofsevit spotted poor Slyde, the Revolution mascot, waiting for a CT2 bus in Kendall Square this afternoon.
Transit Police report looking for a man they say got off a 429 bus in Lynn Thursday afternoon with more than he got on - specifically, the bus driver's personal belongings.
The bus had a camera to take his pre-arrest mug shot, but if you know who he is, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text teip to 873873
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Traffic lights at Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street in Mattapan, Neptune and Bennington streets in East Boston and Rutherford Avenue and Chelsea Street in Charlestown are on the fritz.
There's a pothole at the entrance to the Sunmner large enough to require a cop to stand in front of it.
A clogged drain at Forest Hills has created a new lake in the upper busway.
A concerned citizen complains about the stuff he or she is forever finding on a bench along the 44 bus route on Walnut Avenue in Roxbury:
This time it's a whole roasted chicken. BTW the 44 is so slow I think the chicken was alive when it started waiting.
Transit Police report arresting Rafael Hernandez, 53, on charges he unzipped his pants and was "fully exposing himself" on a bus at Kneeland and Tyler streets around 9:30 a.m.
Hernandez is due for arraignment tomorrow in Boston Municipal Court on a charge of open and gross lewdness.
Transit Police report arresting Joel Casanova, 34, of Dorchester, on charges he attacked the driver of his 22 bus after a woman whose attentions he sought told him to leave her alone.
Police described the incident as the bus traveled north on Blue Hill Avenue near Columbia Road around 9:50 a.m. on Saturday:
As of 2:45, there were three 39 buses dead on South Huntington Avenue by the VA Hospital - two due to a bit of crashiness. Police asked the dispatcher on that route to stop sending buses down South Huntington.
And with nowhere for them to turn around, E Line trolleys that normally would head that way are instead terminating at Brigham Circle.
Around 1 p.m., the MBTA turned on a new electronic signboard at Forest Hills to alert bus riders when their bus is due at the station.
In a statement, T General Manager Beverly Scott says:
I've often said our buses are the work horses of our system, serving more than 375,000 people on a typical weekday. The countdown signs at our busiest bus stops will provide customers with information that will make their public transit experience easier and more convenient.
At 8:41 a.m., State Police reported:
RT 90 EB, east of Prudential Tunnel, 2 MBTA buses collide.One driver injured, right lane closed.Traffic delays
In addition to the driver, three passengers were taken to Tufts Medical Center, State Police say. Uninjured passengers were transferred to another bus for the rest of their journey.
The T reports the crash is responsible for minor delays on the 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 553, 554, 556 and 558 routes.
Transit Police report they are investigating what led a 24-year-old from Roxbury to drive into a stopped Route 240 bus around 10:30 a.m. on North Main Street in Randolph.
The car driver was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he died, police say. Nine passengers on the bus were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injures.
The bus and the 2007 Infiniti were towed from the scene, according to police.
The MBTA has rejected a proposal to move the "temporary" bus yard to American Legion Highway in favor of a plan to rebuild the current bus yard - and hand over several acres to the city for housing and parkland, the Jamaica Plain Gazette reports.
However, the T has no plans to fund the rebuilding proposal.
Transit Police report that when Thomas Caruso, 55, was told yesterday afternoon that the bus he was trying to board at Maverick was full and he'd have to wait for the next one, he began screaming and then kicked the bus's door, cracking its glass.
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.
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.