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By adamg - 3/20/24 - 11:23 am

The Crimson reports on a unanimous council vote towards making the 1 bus free, in advance of another one of those long Red Line shutdowns in July.

By adamg - 3/15/24 - 10:50 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today a man who suffered a traumatic brain injury in an alleged beating by an MBTA bus driver with a history of anger-related issues can proceed with his suit against the MBTA for hiring the guy. Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/24 - 11:58 am

The Dorchester Reporter talks to people with reservations about the $44-million project, which would include new center bus lanes.

By adamg - 2/22/24 - 9:38 am
Car on fire on the Copley ramp from the Pru tunnel

Teddy Kokoros reports he was on his usual bus ride from Watertown into Boston around 7:15 this morning when he looked out the window in the Pru Tunnel to see a car fully engulfed in flames on the Copley offramp. Sounds like the car occupants were able to get out OK, at least, neither BFD nor State Police called for an ambulance.

By adamg - 2/12/24 - 8:53 am
Red car parked in the Harvard Square busway

George S. couldn't help but notice how somebody (with Mass. plates, no less) wound up parked in the Harvard Square busway around 7:45 p.m. yesterday.

Earlier: Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/24 - 5:44 pm

Mayor Wu announced today that the city's dipping some more into its federal Covid relief funds to continue paying to let riders get on the 23, 28 and 29 buses for free for another two years. Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/24 - 3:31 pm

The Boston City Council agreed today to study the idea of getting into the bus business, with small shuttle-type buses, to serve routes - and hours - that the T doesn't. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/24 - 9:21 am

CommonWealth Beacon reports Mayor Wu is looking at ways to continue the free-service pilot on the 23, 28 and 29 bus routes past its current planned end of Feb. 29.

By adamg - 11/16/23 - 5:50 pm

A 15-year-old was ordered held for 60 days at her arraignment today on charges she kicked and tripped an 84-year-old man at Forest Hills as she and her pals clowned on him Tuesday night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 11/10/23 - 10:36 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on the MBTA's latest iteration on its plans to turn the Arborway bus yard into a garage able to recharge and maintain the battery-powered buses the T is planning on buying. It's the latest proposal in more than 20 years of proposal for the facility.

By adamg - 11/8/23 - 12:25 pm
Fake gun

But was his bowtie really a camera?

Transit and Boston Police report officers responded to a 16 bus Columbia Road near Edward Everett Square for a report of a man who "threatened passengers" with a gun, around 11 a.m. on Monday: Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/23 - 3:11 pm

Bus/bike lanes on Huntington Avenue between Brigham Circle and Gainborough Street will be made permanent by the end of the year with the addition of red paint, after the MBTA and BTD said today that 39 and CT-2 riders are saving up to two minutes per trip during the morning and evening commutes when compared to the same period in 2019. Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/23 - 1:52 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say had a loaded gun ready to fire in his backpack on an MBTA bus rumbling up Blue Hill Avenue from Mattapan Square yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/23 - 11:15 am

Transit Police report they are investigating a case of bus rage at Tremont and Wigglesworth streets near Brigham Circle around 3 p.m. on Tuesday: Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/23 - 12:10 pm
Wanted for robbery of an 84-year-old man at Nubian Square

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for unarmed robbery of an 84-year-old man at the Nubian Square bus depot around 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050.

By adamg - 7/29/23 - 6:11 pm
Images of man wanted for shooting at Nubian Square station

Photo of shooting and suspect via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for Andre Parham-Rankin, 27, whom they say fired a single bullet at somebody at the Nubian Square bus depot, but missed, around 5:40 a.m. on July 20. Read more.

By adamg - 7/12/23 - 8:54 am
The front of the line to get on a bus in South Boston this morning

Only the front of the line.

Carina Flynn videoed the lines of people hoping they can get on a 7 bus in South Boston this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/23 - 8:01 am
Honda CRV into the back of an MBTA bus

Photo by TPD.

Transit Police report that at 5:30 this morning, somebody in a Honda SUV drove into the back of an MBTA bus outside Kenmore station. The driver then ran away, police say, adding what was left of his or her SUV was towed away. The bus was driven away.

By adamg - 6/23/23 - 11:50 am
Smashed SUV

Photo by TPD.

Transit Police report arresting a man they say was drunk when he drove into the Harvard Square bus tunnel and then crashed his SUV into a pole, around 12:30 this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/23 - 8:11 am

Transit Police report that when a Route 28 driver stopped to pick up three teens outside the BPL branch on Blue Hill Avenue around 1 a.m. on Monday, they whipped out pellet guns and began shooting the driver.

Despite their close range, the three did not injure the driver, police say, adding they then ran away.

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