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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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