The Southeast Distressway lived up to its name this afternoon, with some people getting stuck in the HOV lane for more than an hour after one car ran out of gas and two more broke down, according to report after report on WBZ's Traffic on the 3s.
As the men drove home along Interstate 93, some of them teased Rodriguez, a Yankees fan.
He pulled a gun and fatally shot Jose Rivera and wounded Raphael Tavares and... Read more
Yoav now knows first hand what happens when you get a flat in the O'Neill Tunnel:
... I'm just cruising along (below the speed limit, thank you very much), when all of I sudden I hear a bang and feel a jerk on the back right side of the car. Sure enough, the tire pressure warning indicator lights up.
Unfortunately I had to go... Read more
I-93 shut at Southampton Street for 15 minutes as firefighters rushed to put out the fire in the ammo-filled camper on the northbound side.
Meanwhile, further north, part of the Leverett Connector is cracked. No cause for alarm, turnpike authority says, banning trucks weighing more than 40 tons just to be safe.
State honcho vows: No tolls on I-93. Which means that tolls on the turnpike will continue to not go away to help pay for the Big Dig.
Commute-a-holic, who lives west of Boston, is not happy:
... I don't understand why North Shore and South Shore drivers get a free ride into Boston, where as everyone who lives West of Boston need to... Read more
Jeff Cutler reports on an encounter of the mini-van Masshole kind in a Big Dig tunnel.
Miss Kelly says she doesn't object to porn, she just doesn't want big-boobed robots pushing sex and vodka on I-93 billboards:
Keep it in your own home, not on billboards on interstate highways. Ewwww.
When the trolleys crashed on the D-Line, there was much gnashing of teeth and wringing of hands about the MBTA's track record (pun intended). The Herald had a whole timeline of T incidents.
But, a truck crashes on the highway and there is rarely a recap of all the incidents on the... Read more
A multi-vehicle accident on the Expressway south of Neponset around 7:40 this morning left several people injured, an 18-wheeler turned over, gravel all over the place and the entire southbound side and the northbound HOV lane shut.
Sarah reports a misstep on the stairs at Club Cafe in the South End sent her straight to the Quincy Hospital ER (well as straight as one can get what with detours all over I-93 and sidestreets) with what turned out to be two broken bones in her foot:
Doctor: I am giving you a prescription of Vicodin
Jenny (friend who drove her): WOOOO!... Read more
Photo of an SUV flipped on its roof on I-93 south yesterday; nobody hurt.
Boston Police report that an alleged shoplifter at the Target at the South Bay mall caused a bit of a commotion on the neighboring Southeast Expressway around 2:30 p.m. yesterday:
As the officer continued to pursue the suspect, he fled across the parking lot, and then jumped the barriers alongside 93 South, and ran directly in the path of oncoming traffic causing numerous cars... Read more
Casey Ross has the details on proposals to raise $20 billion over the next 20 years just to keep our existing roads, bridges, tunnels and public transit systems from falling apart even more. How about 5-cent/mile tolls on I-93, I-95, I-495, to start?
Globe: US sees flaw in Zakim Bridge.
... No doubt [Transportation Secretary] Cohen and his boss, Gov. Deval Patrick, are freaking out at the prospect of another multizillion-dollar repair job. But people will... Read more
Sean Roche is getting annoyed that Turnpike tolls will be going up again to help pay for the Big Dig:
... Higher, peak-priced tolls on the 'Pike would be welcome (with standard caveats about managing the impact on the complex transportation infrastructure).
But, it's insane that I-93 remains a free ride, especially given that technology exists to charge vehicles without erecting a single tollbooth.... Read more
The state Attorney General's office reports that Powers Fasteners of Brewster, NY, has been indicted on one count of involuntary manslaughter in connection with Milena del Valle's death from falling tunnel ceiling panels last summer.
Powers made the glue that was supposed to help hold the 3,000-pound panels in place.