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By adamg - 6/22/20 - 3:27 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports it is investigating a now former Transit Police officer for possibly lying about an April 28 incident in a Forest Hills busway in which he may have shoved the man into the pavement and then kept him there with his knee on his back for 20 seconds. Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/20 - 11:40 am
Some crowding on a Route 1 bus

An example from the 1 bus.

The MBTA today announced a tool for some bus riders that let's them know if the bus on the way is maybe too crowded for their tastes in these uncertain times. Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/20 - 10:11 pm
Bok in traffic

Councilor Kenzie Bok checked into meeting from normally busy intersection at Charles and Beacon.

Workers at the Boston Transportation Department have begun inventorying city-owned traffic cones and barrels as they ready for a coronavirus-related effort to claim parts of some city roads for expanded sidewalks to allow for greater social distancing among pedestrians - including patrons at restaurants that would be forced to reduce their indoor seating once the governor gives them the OK to re-open their dining areas - a BTD official told city councilors today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/20 - 9:04 am

DigBoston interviews an MBTA driver:

In other emergency situations, such as during or after a snowstorm, we take people who need a ride from point A to point B. But now, we are not always transporting essential workers. Maybe first thing in the morning, yes. But then, we are picking up people who are simply reckless or who have nowhere to go. And for this, I am risking my life and those of my family?

By adamg - 4/21/20 - 9:22 am
Crowded 222 bus this morning

Oh, wait a second! There aren't supposed to be any typical crowded morning commutes anymore - six feet, anyone? Ryan rode the bus, which goes from East Weymouth to Quincy Center around 7 this morning and was less than pleased:

222 right now. Ridiculous with 30 min headways.

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By adamg - 4/13/20 - 5:01 pm

Update: Two arrested.

Transit Police are looking for two guys for a stabbing at the Maverick Square T stop that started in the station lobby before spilling out into the busway around 4:45 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/20 - 8:24 pm
Andrew Wong

The Amalgamated Transit Union today announced the death, due to Covid-19, of Andrew Wong of Quincy, an inspector who worked out of the Southampton bus depot. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 10:26 am

The MBTA reports that three bus drivers working out of its Cabot bus yard in South Boston tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 9:45 pm

The MBTA announced today that starting Saturday, most bus passengers will have to board through the rear exit - with a similar policy on Green Line trolleys at street-level stops - to try to keep drivers and passengers at least six feet apart while keeping buses and trains moving for essential hospital workers and first responders going to and from work.

Passengers with disabilities will still be allowed to board through the front entrances, the T says.

By adamg - 3/18/20 - 10:28 pm

On Centre Street outside the Curley School shortly after 10 p.m., driver may have had a seizure.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 8:30 pm

The MBTA tonight announced it's adding additional morning service on the Blue Line and more service throughout the day on the Green Line's E branch and the 7 bus from South Boston, following complaints today that service reductions went too far and led to riders being forced to crowd together at a time when that's the last thing they should be doing. Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 10:43 am

The MBTA announced this morning it's cancelled meetings tonight on the Better Bus Project at the Bolling Building in Roxbury, the Green Line Extension at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge and a "public engagement" meeting at the Framingham Public Library, "out of an abundance of caution" over, well, you can guess what.

By adamg - 3/8/20 - 2:45 pm
Blue Hill Avenue at Arbutus Street in 1929.

Blue Hill Avenue at Arbutus Street in 1929. See it larger.

StreetsBlogMass reports Boston transportation planners are looking at the idea of creating dedicated bus lanes down the center of Blue Hill Avenue - including stations along the way - as a way to improve service on the 28 line. Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/20 - 5:48 pm
Brewster

Transit Police report arresting Terrell Brewster, 27, on charges he ended an argument with a teen on the 28 bus as it approached Dudley station by taking out a knife and stabbing the teen after they got off the bus, around 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/20 - 10:29 pm

WCVB reports on the incident involving a 222 bus at Quincy Center.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 9:14 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the Boston Transportation Department is looking to build dedicated bus lanes - and stops - down the center of Columbus Avenue for the 22, 29 and 44 lines. Passengers will get to the stops via new crosswalks. BTD estimates the plan could shave four to seven minutes off the typical ride.

By adamg - 2/6/20 - 11:12 am

The conversion of the Government Center garage into a large mixed-use complex will require the temporary relocation of the Haymarket bus terminal and might require the shutdown of the Green and Orange Line stations underneath that, state transportation planners say. But HYM, the company that has started tearing down the garage for a six-building complex with 800 residential units, a 200-room hotel, 1 million square feet of office space and 82,000 square feet of retail space, says it is not expecting any complete shutdown of the subway station: Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/20 - 8:15 am

The Boston Transportation Department will hold a "Hyde Park Avenue Multimodal Corridor" open house on Feb. 11 as part of its efforts to figure out how to make it easier for people to get between Wolcott Square and Forest Hills. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/20 - 1:34 pm

The Boston City Council agreed today to hold a hearing to look into what can be done about a school-transportation budget that continues to increase. Read more.

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