By - 6/9/11 - 1:55 pm

Williamson and BrittWilliamson and BrittThe MBTA reports two teens were arrested yesterday on charges they tried to rob a man by grabbing him as he was getting on a bus at Warren and Waverly streets in Roxbury.

According to a police report, the man, 63, was able... Read more

By - 6/3/11 - 4:20 pm

The two MBTA bus drivers caught yelling at each other as they tried to maneuver around a tight turn in Chelsea's Bellingham Square earlier this week will be suspended for 30 days, then fired, the T said today:

Video footage from Bellingham Sq Police surveillance cameras was reviewed and revealed that the operators did not maintain a high level of professionalism, did not comply with

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By - 5/18/11 - 1:14 pm

Sharina Byrd describes her ordeal.Sharina Byrd describes her ordeal.

It was near the end of another routine run for a driver just settling into her route. But then, out of nowhere, a hulking man grabbed Sharina Byrd's neck with one beefy arm and took control of the 86 bus's... Read more

By - 5/18/11 - 12:42 pm

The poles holding up the overhead wires for the 71 and 73 electric buses may be too declassé for leafy Belmont, but gritty Watertown wants nothing to do with diesel buses, Wicked Local Watertown reports:

Town Councilor Vincent Piccirilli read several letters from Watertown and Belmont residents requesting that they vote to maintain trolley service to save on noise and air pollution. Residents attending

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By - 5/18/11 - 9:55 am

Donald LyonsUPDATE: Lyons was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail in Brighton District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Police charge an Everett man who had trouble keeping his pants up had no problems wresting control of an 86 bus and trying to crash it - but was foiled by... Read more

By - 5/12/11 - 11:03 am

A 14-year-old student who was punched, robbed and warned not to snitch by two classmates at the Ruggles stop on the Orange Line around 2 p.m. yesterday thought he'd managed to escape them by making his way to the Cambridgeside Galleria.

But, he told police, the two - and an older guy - were waiting for him when he left the mall around 5:40 p.m.... Read more

By - 5/11/11 - 1:40 pm

MBTA Transit Police report arresting two teens at the upper busway at the Forest Hills T stop yesterday morning on charges they attacked a police officer trying to stop them from smacking around a woman who objected to one of them lighting up a cigarette.

According to a police report, Shirrell Niles, 17, of Newton, was about to light up around 11:50 a.m. in front... Read more

By - 5/9/11 - 1:38 pm

JaneiroMBTA Transit Police report arresting one of three men who allegedly held a woman up at knifepoint just past midnight Sunday at the Sullivan Square T stop - after a police dog bit him in the ass.

According to a police report, a woman was standing by the upper busway when three Hispanic... Read more

By - 4/27/11 - 11:31 am

Mat Marquis tweeted from the 77 bus this morning:

Driver just put the bus in park in the middle of Mass Ave., between stops. "People aren't moving back enough, so I'm not moving."

"You're already twenty minutes late," a woman protests. "Buy a car," he replies. She exits; he stands, punches the ceiling, then drives.

This was it, for me. This was the

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By - 4/22/11 - 1:50 pm

DonovanMBTA Transit Police today charged Brian Donovan, 18, of Dedham, in connection with a crash that left an MBTA bus in a Dudley Street storefront, a teen pinned against the wall, on April 11.

Donovan, who can be seen in a Pepsi jacket in a video of the crash aftermath, was charged... Read more

By - 4/14/11 - 12:24 pm

The Globe reports on the arraignment today of two Roxbury teens for that bus crash on Dudley Street.

Michael Anthony Baptista, who said he was on his way to a job fair, was released on personal recognizance. Felix Garcia was ordered held for violating bail conditions on unrelated larceny and assult charges.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office paints a different picture, saying... Read more

By - 4/13/11 - 8:48 pm

Channel 4 reports Michael Baptista, 19, and Felix Garcia, 18, were arrested in connection with Monday's crash on Dudley Street.

Innocent, etc.

By - 4/12/11 - 5:03 pm

AlertNewEngland reports a 34E bus and a car collided outside the Stop & Shop at the Dedham Mall around 3:20 p.m. Five bus passengers and the driver of the car were taken to local hospitals with minor neck and back injuries.

The T reports the driver of the car was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign, and that the bus... Read more

By - 4/12/11 - 9:50 am

The MBTA has released excerpts from the radio call from the driver of the bus that crashed on Dudley Street yesterday, as well as a copy of a call from a passenger to 911:

By - 4/11/11 - 3:53 pm

Bus crashFirefighters at the bus crash. Photo by BFD.

A driver's request that a teen put out a cigarette on an MBTA bus led to a fight that ended with the bus crashing into a building on Dudley Street and leaving a pedestrian with his foot pinned underneath a bus... Read more

By - 4/8/11 - 9:53 am

KingCynthia King, 46, of Brockton, was arrested at the MBTA's Cabot bus yard yesterday afternoon on charges of possesssion of cocaine with intent to distribute, according to Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

The Herald reports she had driven a bus since 2002. She was arrested while in her MBTA... Read more

By - 4/6/11 - 6:07 pm

State officials didn't add a $200-million rehab of what was supposed to be a temporary facility to their capital budget, the Jamaica Plain Gazette reports.

By - 3/24/11 - 11:28 am


Don't worry, it's probably not part of the MBTA's new anti-terrorism campaign. Instead, it's an advertising vehicle for L.L. Bean, which will be picking up the tab for riders on certain buses on the 1, 9, 47, 57, 66, CT1, CT2 and CT3 - the ones that look... Read more