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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 onto the bus before him because he knew he had to add more value to his card and he didn't want to hold everybody up. You go, good sir!

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

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 on Cummins Highway in Mattapan and the Forest Hills busway. Two plainclothes officers boarded the bus at a stop before his on Tuesday after T police received a number of anonymous complaints from annoyed passengers and at least one bus driver:

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 walked to the front, where the kid with the gun "tapped the door of the bus, displaying what appeared to be a black handgun." In response, the driver floored it, fearing for his life, a police report says.

Not long after, police found a cab driver, who reported:

As he was stopped by Crawford Street and Warren Street he refused several youths from getting into his cab, one of them pulled out a black colored hand gun and pointed it at him and then tapped it on the window. He said fearing for his life he drove away and called 911.

Boston Police found the four hanging out on Blue Hill Avenue:

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.

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.

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 her after they learned of discrepancies in her claim, the DA's office says.

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.

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.

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.

By - 11/18/11 - 10:37 am

Like, for example, Boston Nightlife Express, which is now providing bus service between the BU campus and various downtown points, 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. You reserve a ride online - mostly $6 a pop - you can buy snacks on board and you get a cookie at your destination.

By - 11/8/11 - 8:23 am

Bostonography visualizes whirled peas 24 hours of bus-speed data, which, if you're really into SimCity, will remind you of a big city's traffic-congestion map, and which, if you're not, can just be appreciated as a really cool piece of art.

By - 11/7/11 - 10:37 pm

Tarik Muhammad didn't want any company on his trip out of Ruggles on Aug. 31, 2010, so when a man sat next to him, he told him to move - and when the man refused, they got into an argument that ended when Muhammed began beating and stabbing him, prosecutors say. Channel 4 has the surveillance video shown in court today.

By - 11/4/11 - 1:45 pm

Video of confrontation between the driver of a 101 bus out of Sullivan and the preacher who refused to shut up.

By - 10/31/11 - 8:40 am

A concerned citizen posts a photo of a big fat tour bus parked at a T bus stop:

Yet another tour bus illegally parked in a city bus stop, causing city bus to double park and disembark passengers in the middle of the street! Please do something about this. We just went to a meeting at City Hall regarding this matter. The Leather District is NOT a bus depot!

By - 10/21/11 - 6:24 am

Maggie reports on 93 bus driver 69999, one of whose passengers yesterday afternoon was blind and who asked him to let her know when they got to her stop - only he didn't, which led to this exchange:

Operator #69999 replied "Well I stopped and you didn't get off."

Andrea: "You didn't tell me."

Operator #69999: "Was I supposed to pick you up and carry you off?"

By - 10/3/11 - 4:03 pm

BeatonA Roslindale man was pulled off a 23 bus and arrested on indecent assault and battery charges Friday after he allegedly moved his hand up the thigh of a woman sitting next to him.

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