buses

By - 8/22/17 - 12:35 pm

State officials gathered at Ruggles station this morning to formally break ground on a $38-million project that will mean a new commuter-rail platform and a new lower busway and elevators. Read more.

By - 8/21/17 - 4:43 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today sentenced now former Transit Police officer Jennifer Garvey, 34, to six months in jail for an incident at the Dudley T station in 2014, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 7/14/17 - 9:32 pm

Transit Police report arresting Pamela Tyler, 51, on a charge of animal cruelty after officers watched her repeatedly beat her young pit bull around 10:30 p.m. yesterday at Dudley station. Read more.

By - 6/21/17 - 9:25 am
Steven Bova

Transit Police report arresting Steven Bova, 64, on a charge of indecent assault and battery at the South Station bus terminal around 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

According to Transit Police: Read more.

By - 6/20/17 - 9:40 am
Tree vs. bus in Arlington

Michael Bradford reports an MBTA bus crashed into a tree on Mass. Ave. in Arlington Heights shortly before 6:30 a.m.

Arlington Police report the bus had no passengers when it crashed outside 1194 Mass. Ave., and that the driver was taken to a local hospital for observation.

By - 5/21/17 - 10:08 am

Transit Police report arresting a man they say stabbed the driver of a route-426 bus twice in the back around 11:45 p.m., Saturday. Read more.

By - 5/17/17 - 9:27 am

In a few days, maybe people will have adjusted, but at least this morning, the re-alignment of traffic on Washington Street between Ukraine Way and New Washington Street caused headaches for motorists and people trying to get to the T station by bus. Read more.

By - 5/11/17 - 7:22 am

The Bulletin reports the T is adding seven buses - and the drivers to drive them - to the 7 and 9 routes in September, due to ridership increasing 84% in recent years.

By - 5/8/17 - 11:21 am
Wanted for attack on Quincy bus

Transit Police are seeking the public's help to find this guy for an incident on a bus on Hancock Street near Quincy Center station around 2;30 p.m. on April 21. Read more.

By - 4/25/17 - 3:46 pm
Dudley Square bus-station map

Sky Rose writes she couldn't find a good map of the platforms at Dudley Square - the T's busiest bus stop - so she made one herself.

By - 4/13/17 - 9:20 am

CityLab takes a look at the MIT researchers and their sophisticated modeling programs as a way to improve our bus routes, most still identical to 1920s streetcar routes - but adds:

While tweaking around the margins is worthwhile, ultimately, better bus service involves offering more of it, something the MBTA has so far failed to provide.

By - 3/14/17 - 11:59 am
Spitter sought

Transit Police report they're looking for this guy for spitting on a T bus driver at Union and Exchange streets in Lynn around 10:50 a.m. on March 7.

If caught, he'll face a charge of assault and battery.

By - 2/25/17 - 10:27 am

Boston Police report a man driving a minivan reported stolen in Quincy last night crashed head on into an MBTA bus stopped at Talbot Avenue and Lithgow Street around 9:50 a.m.

The driver was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The T driver and four passengers were also taken to local hospitals for care of non-life-threatening injuries.

Photo from the scene.

By - 2/20/17 - 11:54 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man for a pair of attacks on the same woman at the Braintree T stop around 10 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By - 2/3/17 - 5:24 pm

The T says Green Line trolleys will just zip through Kenmore starting in the third quarter of the Super Bowl and that the 8, 57 and 60 buses that normally stop at the station will also bypass the square.

The T says it's shutting down service at Kenmore at the request of Boston Police, who are taking a number of steps to keep possible Patriots celebrations in the square from getting out of hand.

By - 1/19/17 - 2:45 pm

The Bangor Daily News reports Gov. Paul "D-Money" LePage's administration is trying to take $7 million out of a state fund so that the Maine Military Authority can finish refurbishing 32 MBTA buses under a contract for which it seriously underestimated the cost.

The authority - originally set up to get Maine a piece of some sweet Humvee repair work for the military - bid $19 million for the project, then laid off most of the workers on it when it realized how much money the work would actually cost.

By - 12/19/16 - 3:58 pm

The MBTA today announced that a long planned upgrade to Ruggles station should get underway next year. In addition to a new 800-foot long commuter-rail platform that will let more trains stop at the station, the T is also planning an overhaul of the lower busway, replacement of four elevators and the addition of a fifth and expanded pedestrian canopies at either end of the station. Read more.

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.