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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.

By adamg - 6/9/23 - 1:46 pm
Photo of alleged attacker

Alleged attacker in full display mode. Photo via TPD.

A West Roxbury man was arraigned this week on charges he sexually attacked a woman on a 34 bus outbound from Forest Hills and exposed himself to young girls on another 34 bus the next day, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/23 - 3:39 pm
Man wanted for indecent assault, whipping out his junk

Coverup provided by Transit PD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say first rubbed against or grabbed a woman as they were boarding a 34E bus at Forest Hills, then, once the bus was rolling, whipped out his alleged manhood, around 5 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/23 - 11:43 am
QR coded bus book delivery at Ashmont

QR coded bus book delivery at Ashmont.

The BPL and the MBTA have launched a QR-coded digital-content service that will let people boarding buses at 20 Boston stops quickly access digital versions of books, newspapers and magazines to go. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/23 - 8:43 pm
Bus on grass with missing windshield

Photo by Joy O. See it larger.

WCVB reports six people were injured when a Route 31 bus driver plowed through a fence and into Forest Hills Cemetery on Morton Street at Forest Hills Avenue around 5:30 p.m. The station says a motorist suddenly swerved in front of the bus, and the two vehicles collided, then the bus driver steered into the cemetery to avoid further crashes. Two of the injured were in the car.

By adamg - 3/29/23 - 9:59 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports the T has added a couple million dollars to its 2024-2028 capital plan to hire a consultant to look at redesigning JFK/UMass, where one entrance had to be shut for four months and where a man fell to his death on a stairway missing stairs that had never been removed despite being marked as unsafe.

By adamg - 3/26/23 - 10:32 am
MBTA tweet that bus service was delayed due to Casey Affleck

Crews were busy filming a scene for the Matt Damon/Casey Affleck crime-caper film at City Hall last night. Lots of faux emergency vehicles with blue lights flashing everywhere, film workers and actors doing film work and acting and the whole nine yards. Enter Stage Right: The shuttle buses called in to replace the Red Line due to signal work: Read more.

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

Around 9 p.m. Police are searching the neighboring Mildred Hailey Apartments for a suspect who ran there.

By adamg - 3/12/23 - 1:17 pm
Smashed bus window

Photo of smashed bus window via Transit Police.

Transit Police report that when a T bus driver tried to pull into a bus stop at Broadway station around 11 a.m. yesterday, the driver couldn't, because somebody had parked his car there. Read more.

By adamg - 3/7/23 - 1:22 pm

GBH takes a look at ridership figures from the 23, 28 and 29 lines, which are now free under a two-year Boston pilot that started in March - several months after the city first started paying the T for fares on the 28.

By adamg - 2/26/23 - 6:16 pm
Graffiti at Ruggles that asks - When will this end

Ginnette noticed today that somebody used a marker in the Ruggles busway to ask: "When will this end?"

By adamg - 2/22/23 - 10:55 am

Transit Police report two "juvenile females" punched and spit at a 50-year-old woman and pulled her hair around 5 p.m. on Feb. 19 on a T bus in the area of Washington Street and Columbia Road. The teens then fled.

By adamg - 2/18/23 - 1:26 pm
Alleged bus attacker and alleged Red Line masturbator

Alleged bus attacker (l) and alleged Red Line masturbator.

Transit Police report they are looking for a man for indecent assault and battery on a child for an incident on a Route 17 bus in the area of Columbia Road and Edward Everett Square around 7 a.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/23 - 11:43 am

Transit Police report that a 19-year-old man and an 11-year-old boy punched and kicked a 63-year-old man in the upper busway at the Forest Hills T station around 8 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/23 - 9:03 pm

The MBTA announced today that all but the topmost level of the Alewife garage will re-open tomorrow, but that the Red Line will continue to end and begin at Davis as engineers figure out how to get people onto trains without having to pass under a metal framework damaged when some guy in a Civic rammed into a concrete barrier on the garage's top level, sending the five-ton concrete slab down towards the station atrium - only to be stopped by the metal supports for large window panels. Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/23 - 1:01 pm

Boston today announced the arrival of the first of 20 electricity-powered buses at the BPS bus yard in Readville, which will serve as a pilot with the goal of replacing all of the city's current 620 diesel and propane buses by 2030 - and which will start carrying students after February vacation. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/23 - 12:45 pm
Smashed bus window

Smashed bus window. Photo by TPD.

Transit Police report that one group of teens attacked another group unprovoked on a bus at Blue Hill Avenue and Columbia Road around 3:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/23 - 3:05 pm
Silver Line bus with ramp driver just drove over

Photo of bent ramp by TPD.

Transit Police report no injuries yesterday when a bus driver extended his bus's wheelchair ramp to let a passenger off at Tufts Medical Center yesterday and an impatient SUV driver who had been parked at the bus stop couldn't wait and drove over it just as the passenger was about to get off. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/23 - 12:17 pm
Alves

Transit Police report arresting Dason Alves, 33, of Dorchester, for shooting a woman on a T bus near Andrew station on Dec. 30.

Alves was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and numerous firearm violations, police say.

Innocent, etc.

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