Katy Fritz goes around in circles in an insane discussion with the driver of an MBTA bus she wanted to take to Southie from the Back Bay tonight.
The Herald reports the MBTA has suspended a driver who basically locked a bunch of Boston Latin School students in and then took them for an angry ride off her route after some pranksters kept pushing the stop strip and wouldn't fess up. Among the mini-hostages: Tom Menino's granddaughter.
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a man for allegedly masturbating on a 28 bus as it traveled between Dudley and Ruggles Friday afternoon.
According to a police report, Donnie McLean, 46, snuck on the rear of the bus at Dudley, sat near a woman, put his hands in his pants and "began to motion... Read more
Channel 25 reports the collision happened at 4:30 p.m. at Columbia Road and Washington Street. None of the injuries life-threatening.
Colin Steele posts a photo of a mini-van driving through the Harvard Square bus tunnel tonight.
An argument on a 44 bus on Humboldt Avenue this morning ended in a fatal knife fight, according to the MBTA and the Boston Globe.
The Herald reports police are looking for four people who fled the bus.
The MBTA and a neighborhood planning group showed off plans for a $200-million reconstruction of the 18-acre Jamaica Plain facility that could mean a new park along with new housing and stores on what is now basically a giant field... Read more
Officials from the MBTA and the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority will gather tomorrow to announce you'll be able to use CharlieCards on MWRTA buses.
The formal announcement is at 11:30 a.m. at the Woodland stop on the Green Line.
Our Longwood Medical Area correspondent files the following dispatch to go with his photo:
The most obnoxious thing about people that park at bus stops in Brighton Center is that there is a TON of legal on street parking available. If money is the issue with ticketing more often, deputize me and I'll do it for free.... Read more
The Globe reports riders of the 28 in Mattapan love the new, larger buses the T has put on the route but that people in Grove Hall are, um, disquieted by the buses. The Globe doesn't cite any specific complaints about the specific new vehicles in Grove Hall, but seems to indicate that City Councilor Chuck Turner wanted the buses pulled off the roads... Read more
A Mattapan man faces arraignment tomorrow on charges he lifted his dress and showed passersby what the Good Lord gave him outside the Mass. Ave. Orange Line stop Friday afternoon.
According to an MBTA Transit Police report, Ray Johnson, 27, of Old Morton Street, lifted his dress several times in front of a woman... Read more
State transportation officials and Gov. Patrick gather at the Ruggles T stop this morning at 10 to announce the availability of next-bus data for all 187 MBTA bus routes. The data is used by a variety of apps to let riders know when the next bus on their route is expected to show up. The T started releasing public bus-arrival info as part of... Read more
The Roxbury 16-year-old, not named because of his age, was ordered locked up in lieu of bail for a Tuesday-afternoon knife attack on another rider on a 23 bus at Ruggles and Tremont streets, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.
Even if the kid can raise the money, he'll remain behind bars because Boston Juvenile Court Judge Paul Lewis reovked his bail on... Read more
MBTA Transit Police say this is the guy who repeatedly stabbed somebody on a 23 bus at Ruggles and Tremont streets yesterday evening, then fled toward the Whittier Street project. He's described as 25 to 30, 5'7" and weighing between 185 and 220 lbs, with dreadlocks.
UPDATE: MBTA Transit Police... Read more
Channel 7 tweets a man was stabbed several times around 6:30 p.m. on a bus on Tremont Street at Ruggles Street - a photo the station posted shows the bus stopped in front of Boston Police headquarters. The victim is expected to survive.
At 8:30 this morning, Dave Vittorini tweeted to MBTA General Manager Richard Davey about conditions on the Hyde Park Avenue bus:
operator 70135 on the 32 bus NEVER has the ac on. It's sooo hot. I feel like I need another shower when I get to work.
Six minutes later, Davey replied:
we'll take care of that.... Read more
Valerie Rose Taylor, an associate professor at Berklee, is singing the praises of an orchestra's worth of MBTA workers who reunited her with the violin her parents gave her more than four decades ago after she left it on a 71 bus out of Watertown Square.