Driving

Driving

By - 8/3/15 - 9:24 am

Carl Stevens is on scene where a tractor trailer driver learned too late his vehicle was just too high for the bridge carrying the Lowell Line over Washington Street - which means Lowell Line trains are now delayed, of course.

By - 8/2/15 - 10:20 am
Bus that was on fire on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Framingham

State Police report a bus flamed out westbound on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Framingham around 9 a.m. There were no injuries and traffic wasn't really much affected, even with two closed lanes, because few people have anywhere to go westbound on the Pike at 9 a.m. on a Sunday - except the people in the bus, for whom another bus was brought in so they could continue on their way.

By - 8/1/15 - 6:36 pm

Christine McCarthy shows the scene on Hazelwood Street, where a 5-year-old was hit.

By - 8/1/15 - 11:59 am

UPDATE, 12:30 p.m. Bus, SUV separated, service to Green, Stony Brook resuming.

Nick Tomkavage shows us the results of a head-on collision between an Orange Line shuttle bus and and Escalade at Boylston and Amory in Jamaica Plain around 11:50 a.m. EMTs were evaluating the Escalade driver for possible injuries. Read more.

By - 7/31/15 - 9:25 am

Boston Police are investigating the death of a motorcyclist in a crash around 11:05 p.m. on Thursday at 55 Cambridge St.

A police spokesman said the motorcycle was the only vehicle involved and that the driver was pronounced dead at the scene; said additional information was not available this morning.

By - 7/29/15 - 9:58 am
Green and red light in Dorchester

MG wasn't quite sure what to do at Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue this morning.

By - 7/28/15 - 4:04 pm

State Police reported around 3:55 p.m. that the ramp from Leverett Circle to 93 south is shut so a crew can remove a disabled truck. EZRide Shuttle reports that translates into 30-minute delays getting through the circle.

By - 7/26/15 - 1:15 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports a car and a deer collided early this morning on the Jamaicaway at Lochstead Avenue. The deer did not survive.

In 2012, a deer died in a crash on Baker Street in West Roxbury.

By - 7/22/15 - 8:10 am

South Boston has a parking problem. Excel High School on G Street thinks it has an answer: Let residents park in its lot overnight - for $1,200 a year.

Eileen Murphy posted a copy of the notice for the Aug. 5 meeting the school is holding on the proposal - in which 60 spaces would be set aside for evening and weekend parking by the winners of a parking lottery, who would be billed quarterly.

By - 7/21/15 - 11:33 pm
Flipped car on Massachusetts Avenue in Boston

Brinley Mooney looked out her window to see a car flipped on its side on Mass. Ave. between Beacon Street and the river.

By - 7/21/15 - 3:43 pm
Last Casey Overpass pier east of Hyde Park Avenue

Clay Harper shows us the last standing support for the old Casey Overpass between Hyde Park Avenue and the rotary.

By - 7/21/15 - 12:24 pm
Panelists talking about future transportation in Boston at MIT

Sheila Kennedy and Carlo Ratti of MIT, Wendy Landman of WalkBoston, Kent Larson of MIT Media Lab and Stacy Thompson of Livable Streets.

As one of the most walkable cities in America, Boston could be well positioned to deal with future transportation trends, experts said at an MIT Media Lab forum on the future of transportation in Boston last night.

In the fourth of a series of Boston Futures meetings, the MIT Media Lab Monday night hosted a panel on mobility and the opportunities for transport solutions for 2024 and beyond. Read more.

By - 7/19/15 - 5:08 pm
Pointing out a hole on Huntington Avenue

Time was, people would just take photos of potholes and file them with Citizens Connect. But possibly following the lead of the Brighton thumbs-down citizen, this concerned citizen points out a hole on Huntington at Wigglesworth to make sure the city doesn't miss it.

By - 7/18/15 - 11:06 am

Gov. Mike Dukakis (a.k.a. Prof. MBTA) was going into the Dedham Costco this morning as I exited. I hailed him and of course had to be the jerk saying the obvious, that he arrived by car instead of public transit. He laughed and also said the obvious, that any combination of MBTA services would be arduous and time-consuming.

That gave him the segue into his communication with Costco management. He's been pitching a Boston store. He says he told them it would be well received and profitable. He pointed out that his daughter lives in San Francisco where she is only 10 minutes from an in-town Costco.

By - 7/17/15 - 8:05 pm
Crash in Roslindale

Sito Suvamente captured the scene on Washington Street midway between Roslindale Square and the West Roxbury Parkway around 5:30 p.m., when the thoroughfare was completely shut down.

By - 7/17/15 - 4:19 pm
Car with Confederate license plate for sale in West Roxbury

If the only thing missing in your life is a '70s-era Mercury Cougar with a Confederate license plate on the front, you're in luck: It's for sale on Spring Street in West Roxbury, next to Sunray Cleaners at Baker Street.

By - 7/17/15 - 12:56 pm
Bicyclist in the Tip O'Neill Tunnel

Andy MC spotted a bicyclist today where you don't normally see one: Heading north inside the Tip O'Neill Tunnel on I-93.

By - 7/16/15 - 3:39 pm

Daniella Torres reports on a crash around 3:15 p.m. at the Back Bay intersection:

Just saw/heard terrible hit and run with a bike and a red (maybe gray trim) SUV at intersection of Mass Ave and Boylston.

Walking across street, heard crash, saw biker fly in air. Crowd (not me) got license plate, stayed until ambulance came.

Biker was in severe pain (head/leg) but talking. Guy in crowd made sure he didn't move his head & comforted him.

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