buses

By - 5/9/12 - 5:41 pm

Jessica Orndorff tweets:

Just saw an MBTA bus in Andrew with "!*%?&$" on its display.

By - 5/9/12 - 2:27 pm

Boston Police today found and arrested Rafael Guzman, 21, charged with spitting at a driver on a 28 bus last month.

Guzman faces charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a public employee. His alleged accomplice, Maurice Jones, 18, of Roxbury, was arrested three days after the incident, in which Guzman allegedly responded to requests to... Read more

By - 5/9/12 - 7:23 am

Jason, who blogs about rides on the T, reviews the 30 bus, which runs between Mattapan Square and Forest Hills via Roslindale Square:

In contrast to the 28 and 31, the 30 route itself is quite tranquil serving a mainly residential slice of western Mattapan and northern Roslindale, the parts of Boston no typical tourist would think could exist within Boston city limits.

... Read more
By - 5/3/12 - 11:15 am

Spitting suspectSpitting images.

MBTA Transit Police today identified the man charged with spitting at a 28 bus driver on April 23 as Rafael Guzman, 21.

If caught, Guzman will be charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a public employee. His alleged accomplice,... Read more

By - 4/26/12 - 10:41 am

JonesMBTA Transit Police report arresting a Roxbury teen on charges he threatened a Route 28 driver with what appeared to be a gun after his pal spit in the driver's face.

Maurice Jones, 18, was arrested this morning and will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on a charge of assault with a... Read more

By - 4/23/12 - 12:01 pm

MBTA Transit Police are looking for a teen they say responded to a bus driver's demand he pay his fare by spitting at him and for his pal, who motioned as if he had a gun and uttered a threat. According to police, the video shows what happened around 8:45 p.m. last Wednesday on a 28... Read more

By - 4/17/12 - 10:08 pm

Matt McGowen likes the commercial, but wonders:

I hope that they don't cause confusion about the MBTA's no seat saving policy.

By - 4/9/12 - 9:19 am

A delayed citizen asks why the T can't have two card readers on every bus - one for normal people and one for the first-in-liners whose CharlieCards come up empty. The city will no doubt forward this to the T.

Ed. note: A couple weeks ago at Washington and Cornell in Roslindale, I saw a most amazing thing - a guy waved other people... Read more

By - 3/22/12 - 8:23 am

Rattus norvegicus?

Man Man the Sox Fan captured a moment on the 66 bus a couple weeks back.

Copyright Man Man the Sox Fan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 3/18/12 - 10:32 am

Smush.

At least nobody seemed to be hurt when an inbound 34E bus and an Escalade collided at the entrance to the Burger King and CVS on Washington Street in Roslindale around 10 a.m. today.

Washington Street collision... Read more

By - 3/16/12 - 11:50 am

JosephMBTA Transit Police report arresting a Mattapan man Tuesday morning on charges he sold pot to teenagers at the Forest Hills T stop.

Police say Enrico Joseph, 23, would prepare his daily inventory of pot in plastic bags while sitting in his wheelchair on the 6:15 a.m. 30 bus between the Sunoco station... Read more

By - 2/24/12 - 9:56 am

MBTA Transit Police report arresting a 14-year-old on charges he flashed a gun at an MBTA bus driver at Warren and Howland streets and then did the same thing moments later to a cab driver who refused to let him and his three pals in his cab.

According to MBTA police, the alleged gunboy and friends got off the 23 bus's rear exit, then... Read more

By - 2/2/12 - 4:32 pm

Giants suck

At least, we're assuming this guy got his unique jacket on Etsy - just look at that fine handcrafted design!

Rima Chaddha Mycynek spotted man and jacket at Harvard Square today.... Read more

By - 2/1/12 - 11:31 am

WilsonA Quincy man was arrested at Ashmont station yesterday after a passenger on an arriving 215 bus from Quincy reported he'd been masturbating on the trip.

Michael Wilson, 51, was charged with open and gross behavior, according to MBTA Transit Police. A police report quotes one witness who said she was sitting in the... Read more

By - 1/27/12 - 8:16 am

Nancy Parker, 53, will be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court today on charges she faked an attack on her MBTA bus in Chelsea, then collected worker's compensation.

Parker, of Burlington, is formally charged with worker's compensation fraud, misleading an investigator and filing a false report for the Oct. 2, 2007 incident on a 111 bus, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The T fired... Read more

By - 1/26/12 - 4:00 pm

Karin posts an ode to her early commute today.

By - 12/29/11 - 12:35 pm

Video provided by the MBTA.

The driver of a rental truck plowed through a red light and slammed into a Silver Line bus about to descend into the tunnel at Northern Avenue and D Street shortly after noon today, the T says.

Photo of the collision. Another photo of the crash.... Read more

By - 12/23/11 - 9:02 am

So far this morning, a charred 39 bus was towed from Huntington Avenue near Brigham Circle and buses had to be rolled out for the C line when an overhead power line came down near Cleveland Circle.

By - 12/16/11 - 7:11 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the city has put the T's Arborway bus yard on its list of problem properties, which it usually uses for places at high risk of catastrophic fires, excessive illegal activities and the like. In the yard's case, the issue is chemical storage and fumes. The T has shelved plans to renovate the property, citing lack of money.... Read more

By - 11/29/11 - 12:06 pm

Yep, just when you thought nothing else could cause problems on the T. Channel 4 reports hazmat crews are in the busway with a truck, licensed to carry radioactive materials, with readings showing a possible leak.

UPDATE: Crews began clearing scene shortly after noon, when readings showed acceptable levels.

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