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By - 9/28/12 - 7:35 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette gets action - and dishes that bus drivers have a button they can press that automatically generates a report to MBTA Transit Police about bus stops filled with delivery trucks or other vehicles.

By - 9/27/12 - 12:42 pm

The state auditor's office today released a report that found a nearly $102-million discrepancy over five years between the cash the MBTA actually took in through fare boxes on buses and trolleys and the amount those boxes said they were fed.

The MBTA said that simply reflects software issues, not massive amounts of theft or money rolling behind driver's seats, and the auditor's office... Read more

By - 9/20/12 - 11:00 pm

Stanley Staco reports it happened around 9:10 p.m. at Washington and East Newton streets.

UPDATE, Friday morning: The MBTA reports the driver was spit on, not pummeled, that one man was caught and that he will be summonsed into court.

By - 8/29/12 - 8:31 am

Jose SolerMBTA Transit Police report two minors trying to procure some mid-day booze at a Forest Hills liquor store wound up in a fight with a guy who jabbed himself with a needle, pulled out some blood and then told them they'd better back off because he has AIDS.

Police say Jose... Read more

By - 8/24/12 - 9:11 am

KouroyenAn Everett man was arrested last night after he allegedly beat and kicked an MBTA bus driver in a fit of anger over being left behind at Wonderland station, MBTA Transit Police say.

According to a police report, the driver had pulled his 455 bus into the Lynn commuter-rail station in Central Square... Read more

By - 8/17/12 - 2:42 pm

Bus stopped for ticket

ElCantabridgian captured the scene in Central Square this afternoon when a motorcycle cop pulled over a T bus for running a red light. Unlike last week in Kenmore Square, there was no mayhem this time.... Read more

By - 8/17/12 - 9:06 am

TaylorMBTA Transit Police report a man they initially intended to just ticket for drinking a malt beverage and smoking a cigarette at Forest Hills last night found himself under arrest when they discovered he was wanted in Chelsea for assault with intent to murder and aggravated assault.

According to a police report, around... Read more

By - 8/10/12 - 12:12 pm

Lataria Milton is the MBTA driver charged with getting angry and running her bus into a meter maid and several cars. Latarian Milton is the then-7-year-old charged with getting angry and crashing his grandmother's SUV into a curb and several cars.

WBZ reports our Milton was released on personal recognizance at her arraignment in Roxbury District Court today - and that the... Read more

By - 8/9/12 - 6:15 pm

MiltonAn MBTA bus driver is scheduled for arraignment in Roxbury District Court tomorrow on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after she allegedly ran down a Boston parking supervisor trying to give her a parking ticket in Kenmore Square this morning.

Lataria Milton, 34, eating breakfast at the time,... Read more

By - 8/9/12 - 8:50 am

Crash aftermath. Photo by Susan Zalkind.Crash aftermath. Note cluster of meter maids on right. Photo by Susan Zalkind.

A city transportation worker is in the hospital this morning following a confrontation with an MBTA bus driver in Kenmore Square that ended with the driver plowing into... Read more

By - 8/4/12 - 11:15 am

The Daily Free Press reports a BU alumnus who tried crossing in front of a 57 bus at Commonwealth and Babcock yesterday morning was taken away in bad shape. The T says the bus had the green light.... Read more

By - 7/9/12 - 10:02 am

Dudley bus crash. Photo by Eric Esteves.Dudley bus crash. Photo by Eric Esteves.

Matt Grabowski tweets it happened at Dudley and Warren around 9:30 a.m. and that at least 12 people were injured. The Boston Fire Department reports several people were taken to... Read more

By - 6/30/12 - 11:21 pm

Last JP loop bus

Stuart Spina reports:

Rode the FINAL Route 48 trip this afternoon! After 39 years the route is no more.

... Read more
By - 6/25/12 - 10:30 pm

Bus into building. Photo by BFD.Bus into building. Photo by BFD.

An MBTA bus with about 15 passengers crashed into a brand-new Whittier Health Center building at 1290 Tremont St. around 10:25 p.m.

The Boston Fire Department reports two passengers were taken to... Read more

By - 6/25/12 - 9:14 am

Meg Fowler Tripp reports from the Orange Line terminus:

All but 2 ticket machines & 2 gates not broken @ Forest Hills + rude T staff + seeing 1/2 people get on bus free = bah, fare increase.

No, not the guy with the pencil 'stache?

One of the ladies: "Like it's my @$&%! problem the machines don't work." -- after an older person

... Read more
By - 6/13/12 - 10:41 am

The MBTA is outlining a series of changes to the 39 route from Forest Hills to just before Back Bay it says will mean shorter commutes for riders on the system's second-busiest bus route.

Among them: Eliminating one out of every five stops and looking at new locations for some of the remaining ones. Also proposed are changes to the traffic signals at Monument Square... Read more

By - 6/1/12 - 10:52 pm

UPDATE: Bicyclist identified as BC grad student.

A woman in her late 20s died Friday night after a collision on Huntington Avenue at Forsyth Street around 10:30 p.m. Boston Police report an MBTA bus was apparently involved but that investigators have yet to determine a cause.

Boston and MBTA police initially had some trouble locating the bus that might have been involved; by... Read more

By - 5/30/12 - 7:23 am

The Herald reports police followed signals from a GPS device slipped into some money taken in an Inman Square bank robbery to a 91 bus in Somerville - and arrested the guy they said had a pocket stuffed with cash.

By - 5/25/12 - 4:06 pm

Herding busesTriginta novem on Huntington Avenue this afternoon. Photo by Kyle.

Scientists believe the behavior is an innate reaction to the presence of predators.... Read more

By - 5/16/12 - 4:59 pm

So this guy from East Boston strikes up a conversation with another guy sitting on a bench in the busway at Andrew station this afternoon. He's feeling mellow, gets a joint out of his right jacket pocket, lights up and offers his newfound friend a toke.

Unfortunately for the man, the guy was an undercover Transit Police officer, assigned to anti-drug duty at the South... Read more

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