buses

By - 12/7/16 - 12:40 pm
New 39 bus with a driver barrier

The T's Joe Pesaturo shows us a new 39 bus at Back Bay with a barrier to help protect the driver from the sort of people with anger-management issues who insist on taking buses.

By - 11/26/16 - 9:45 am

Wanted for assault and battery with hot tea.

Transit Police are investigating two separate attacks with liquids this month - one at the Dudley Square T stop, the other aboard a T bus in Codman Square

Around 3 p.m. on Nov. 14, police report, a woman attacked a worker at the Dudley Dunkin' Donuts with a cup of hot liquid, causing "substantial" burns. Read more.

By - 11/19/16 - 10:18 am

Miles on the MBTA goes on a ride on a hydrogen-powered bus the T is trying out on route 109 out of Sullivan Square.

By - 11/14/16 - 2:02 pm

The T wants to hear from people who might use a bus between 1 and 5 a.m. Read more.

By - 11/11/16 - 7:03 pm

Miles on the MBTA reports on his ride on one of the new articulated buses out of Ruggles today.

By - 11/11/16 - 12:25 am

WCVB reports no injuries, adds Transit Police are looking at whether the driver was under the influence of prescription drugs.

By - 10/27/16 - 2:39 pm

Mainebiz reports the Maine Military Authority has laid off the 35 workers who were supposed to be rehabbing MBTA buses because for some reason the T doesn't want to pay more for the work just because the authority screwed up and lowballed itself on its $19-million bid.

By - 10/24/16 - 6:38 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Burlington man they say was so angered his T driver wouldn't let him off between stops near the Burlington Mall that he threw a tantrum that included him smashing windows and ended with him grabbing the driver's throat and screaming "Do you want to die?" Read more.

By - 10/18/16 - 9:59 am
Bus in a condo building in South Boston

Eileen Murphy happened upon this Southie storrowing on East 1 Street around 8 last night. No injuries, at least.

Jason Muth reports the driver may have been trying to get around a large truck on the other side of the street.

By - 10/16/16 - 5:41 pm

We thought the 34E between Forest Hills and Walpole was a long route, but Jason Rabinowitz reports today that he saw a yellow-and-white bus with a destination sign of "Harvard" in Valley Stream, NY (it borders Queens - which also has a Forest Hills). So the T is testing out a really long new route, the driver got horribly lost, somebody stole a T bus and drove it 200+ miles or the T has sent buses down there for repairs.

By - 10/11/16 - 9:03 am

WBZ reports that's one possibility for dealing with South Boston bus stops that are bursting at the seams - although state Rep. Nick Collins, who suggested the idea said the real answer is more bus service.

By - 9/26/16 - 11:57 am
Sadm

Transit Police report arresting a man they had a threatening pit bull on a bus Wonderland and then began swinging the dog at cops as they tried to escort him out of the station.

Read more.

By - 9/24/16 - 10:49 pm

Miles reports on today's annual MBTA bus roadeo, held at a T yard in Charlestown.

By - 9/23/16 - 7:32 pm

The Portland Press-Herald reports a Maine state agency trying to make some extra money by refurbishing vehicles seriously underbid a contract to refurbish 32 MBTA articulated buses (the extra long kind you see on the Silver Line) - to the point where Maine might have to absorb the losses if it can't convince the T to pay more for the work. The Press-Herald notes: "It’s not clear what incentive the Boston-area transit authority would have to pay more for the work."

By - 9/15/16 - 10:21 am
Dog in a tow truck in Central Square, Cambridge

An MBTA bus broke down on Prospect Street in Central Square this morning. Daniel watched the crew that towed it away.

By - 9/12/16 - 10:04 am
Tree interfering with a 71 bus

Jon Landis got a close-up look at the tree that halted service on the 71 trackless trolley outbound at Belmont Street around 8:20 this morning.

By - 9/7/16 - 10:50 am

The Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that a state law and regulation intended to protect consumers from shoddy vehicle repairs applies to corporations as well. Read more.

By - 8/8/16 - 9:27 am
Mark Barry

Transit Police report they originally arrested Mark Barry, 51, of Everett around 11 a.m. on Friday on charges he snapped a photo up a woman's skirt on a 109 bus heading into Sullivan Square - but then they checked his cell phone. Read more.

By - 7/21/16 - 10:27 am
Smoky MBTA bus

This was Dani B's 70 bus just after it pulled into Central Square in Waltham around 8:30 a.m. Discretion proved the better part of valor for riders.

By - 7/18/16 - 10:46 am

Transit Police report arresting Yunior Mayorga-Galvez, 21, on charges he went after a 13-year-old girl on a bus heading towards Kendall Square around 10 p.m. yesterday. Read more.