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By adamg - 5/16/22 - 1:33 pm

All here. One big change: The 39 would no longer run in parallel with the E Line to Back Bay but would instead head all the way to Porter Square in Cambridge.

By adamg - 5/10/22 - 9:19 am

Transit Police report arresting a woman they say attacked and robbed an elderly man Monday afternoon on Washington Street near the Nubian Square bus station, then sauntered onto a T bus - only to be promptly pulled off by cops alerted by bystanders. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/22 - 5:33 pm

A teen faces attempted-murder and gun charges after he allegedly shot somebody in the lower busway at Ruggles on April 18, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/22 - 9:41 am
Line for a 7 bus

"Just your ordinary AM line for the 7, " RDavejshea reports this morning from South Boston, wondering if some of that sweet free-fare action might alleviate the sidewalk congestion caused by all the people trying to use the T.

By adamg - 4/25/22 - 9:52 am
Wanted for kicking an MBTA bus door

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police have released photos of a guy they say responded to being barred from a bus at the Massachusetts Avenue stop for refusing to put on a mask by kicking the bus door, causing a a spider-web crack that forced the bus out of service. Read more.

By adamg - 4/18/22 - 8:24 pm

Update: Suspect arrested.

Transit Police report a man was shot in the lower busway at the Ruggles MBTA station around 6:15 p.m. He was taken to a local hospital in serious condition, but is expected to survive, police say.

By adamg - 3/30/22 - 9:49 am
Long line for the 7 bus in South Boston

Realdavejshea joined one of the lines for the 7 bus in South Boston this morning:

Just another day waiting for the 7 Bus.

By adamg - 3/27/22 - 5:29 pm

The MBTA announced today it's not going to be running any trains or buses under the partially collapsed Government Center Garage - which sits atop Haymarket station, "until a team of structural engineers, examining and assessing infrastructure above and below the surface, confirms that subway service can safely resume." Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/22 - 10:50 am

Stanley Stacos reports somebody was shot on a bus on Morton Street near Lorna Road shortly before 10:30 a.m. Transit Police report the victim was shot in the leg following an argument with the shooter, who fled the scene - after possibly discarding a gun on West Selden Street.

By adamg - 3/18/22 - 1:31 pm
Ridership went up on 28 bus with fare elimination.

From the study.

A Boston Transportation Department study says riders on a fare-free 28 bus were able to get on board faster - especially at Nubian Square - and even just felt the bus was more reliable and safer. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/22 - 9:07 am

Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui is organizing a working group to see if Cambridge can or should set aside some money to for creating a fare-free bus route or routes. Read more.

By adamg - 2/19/22 - 1:36 pm
Trackless trolleys in Watertown

BAC Library journeyed over to the T's North Cambridge yard today to take one last look at the trackless trolleys before the T starts ripping out all the wires next month in preparation for the arrival of battery-powered buses (with small diesel engines for heat) - in a couple of years or so (in the interregnum, the T will run diesel buses). T workers even rolled out a venerable old non-wire-powered RTS bus (on the right) for inspection.

By adamg - 2/18/22 - 1:18 pm

The T says it has more than 300 30-hour-per-week positions open. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/22 - 9:38 am

Mongo knocks out a horse!

Transit Police report arresting a man they say was kicked off one Silver Line bus for raising a ruckus yesterday afternoon, then went up to another bus and punched it in the door, shattering one of its windows. Read more.

By adamg - 2/11/22 - 12:57 pm
Surveillance photo of man

Photo via Transit PD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who used a knife as part of his refusal to pull a mask up over his nose on a 1 bus outside Boston Medical Center at Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street last week.

Police say the guy got on a bus around 8:50 p.m. on Feb. 4: Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/22 - 9:52 am
Peggy James

Mattapan resident Peggy James is thrilled with the free 28.

Mayor Wu today announced a deal with the MBTA to end fares on the 23, 28 and 29 bus lines for two years, starting March 1. Read more.

By adamg - 1/31/22 - 9:58 am
Two stuck buses at Davis busway

Andrew Ferreira shows us the scene at the Davis Square bus stop around 9:30 a.m., where two buses got stuck, leaving another 10 northbound buses behind them unable to move as well.

By adamg - 1/26/22 - 1:40 pm

The Belmontonian reports the T is pulling its electric-powered trolley buses on the 73 line out of Harvard Square in March, to be replaced at first by diesel buses and then by battery-powered buses that need small diesel engines to supply heat on colder days.

By adamg - 1/12/22 - 10:44 pm

It sure looked that way tonight at Andrew station: Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/21 - 8:22 pm

CommonWealth reports the Wu administration is trying to figure out how to deal with a Federal Transit Administration rule that seems to limit transit pilots to six months before they have to be shut down or funded permanently. Two weeks ago, the City Council approved Wu's proposal to spend $8 million to provide free boarding on three bus routes - in a pilot that would run two years.

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