buses

By - 4/21/18 - 1:37 pm
Silver Line bus on dedicated right of way

Photo by Cybah

Shortly after 5 a.m., the first of the new SL3 buses left Chelsea for South Station by way of Airport, and running in part on a dedicated road atop an old rail line. Read more.

By - 4/13/18 - 9:44 am

Even with a guaranteed - and free - parking space in the City Hall garage, at-large City Councilor Michelle Wu usually takes the T to work from her home in Roslindale. This week, she decided to experiment and up her game - and try to get around Boston only on the T and Hubway. She chronicled her experience: Read more.

By - 4/11/18 - 10:29 am
Street scene in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.

By - 4/3/18 - 9:35 am

Mayor Walsh today announced a series of steps aimed at speeding bus service in Boston, which he'll pay for in part by increasing parking fines. Read more.

By - 4/2/18 - 8:58 am

The MBTA this week added some additional buses on weekday mornings to to the 16, 19, 31, 32, 65, 70, 104, 109 and 455 routes.

The 109, 117 and 455 routes get some extra service on Saturday mornings; the 31, 109 and 455 on Sundays.

By - 3/26/18 - 8:50 am
MBTA and school bus after crash in Egleston Square

Photo of T bus by Rick Macomber, photo of school bus by Jenn Brandel.

Updated with statement by Transit Police.

Transit Police report the driver of a 44 bus didn't stop for a flashing red light at Columbus Avenue and Washington Street around 5:45 a.m. and ran into a BPS school bus already in the intersection. Read more.

By - 2/15/18 - 6:52 pm

Forest Hills at rush hour, as Eli Reusch shows us:

By - 1/22/18 - 12:17 pm

The Herald reports the T is soliciting bids from companies to run buses between 1 and 4:15 a.m. from Mattapan into downtown and then up to East Boston and Chelsea for a nine-month pilot.

By - 12/26/17 - 10:49 am
New busway exit in use at Forest Hills

Deb Beatty Mel reports buses are now leaving the upper busway at Forest Hills through a pair of exits that separates them from oncoming traffic at the old exit at South Street.

State officials recently said they hope to have the bulk of the Forest Hills/Arborway road work done by the end of this week, although long suffering upper-busway riders will have to wait until next fall for a canopy to protect them from rain, snow and hail.

By - 12/12/17 - 9:21 am
Dedicated bus lane on Washington Street in Roslindale

The T and the city coned off all the parking spaces from Roslindale Square to Forest Hills on Washington Street this morning to test out the logistics of having a dedicated bus and bike lane on the road that serves as a congested funnel for numerous bus routes serving Roslindale, West Roxbury, Hyde Park and Dedham. Read more.

By - 12/3/17 - 6:21 pm

The Cambridge Fire Department reports one person required a trip to the hospital after somebody started spraying a canister of pepper spray on the ramp between the two Red Line platforms shortly before 6 p.m. Read more.

By - 11/26/17 - 7:59 pm
Car where it doesn't belong at South Station bus terminal

Ari Ofsevit was on a bus in the South Station bus terminal that wasn't able to move this evening because somebody had driven a car into the bus area. Read more.

By - 11/13/17 - 6:32 pm

A MassDOT spokesperson reports the city told MBTA directors today it's ready to seriously map out how to get a dedicated bus lane on the narrow Washington Street between Forest Hills and Roslindale Square: Read more.

By - 11/10/17 - 10:51 am
Plant on the Red Line

There oughta be a Tumblr for this. But until then, Maggie spotted this guy and spider plant on the Red Line yesterday.

And Jingle Bull wondered how this guy navigated this plank onto a bus this morning: Read more.

By - 10/31/17 - 5:28 pm

Best to avoid if you can, Chrissie reports. Snoe confirms:

Just hopped off the 86 bc the driver said it would be faster to walk."

By - 10/31/17 - 5:20 pm
Googly eyes

Totallynotlisa proves that any ad on the T is immeasurably improved by the addition of googly eyes, in this case on the side of an 88 bus.

By - 10/28/17 - 9:59 am

Transit Police report arresting a man they say displayed a gun to a bus driver and threatened to kill him and a fellow passenger he'd been bothering. Read more.

By - 10/23/17 - 4:02 pm

MassDOT announced today that it's installing specialized traffic signal systems along Beacon Street in Brookline, and Comm. Ave. and Huntington Ave. in Boston that will switch to green lights for approaching trolleys. Mass. Ave. in Cambridge will get similar treatment for buses. Read more.