The driver of a 713 bus diverted his bus to a Winthrop beach where he wouldn't let the sole passenger on board exit as he ate his dinner and then tried to rape her Saturday evening, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges. Read more.
CommonWealth talks to MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak, who says the T will likely hire 80 to 120 new employees to roam bus lines and above-ground trolleys to make sure they're paying their fares. The new system could speed up buses and trolleys by allowing people to board through both front and rear doors, but will mean a level of trust that people are boarding in the back with actual CharlieCards. The new workers will make random spot checks to make sure people are doing that.
One day, that bus will zoom right down the middle of the avenue.
Construction crews have been busy in recent months building new bus stops between Egleston and Jackson squares for dedicated bus lanes and stops that planners say will mean a faster ride to and from Jackson Square and Ruggles on the 22, 29 and 44 bus routes. Read more.
A Roxbury man who was charged with stabbing somebody at the Nubian Square bus station around 2 p.m. on Wednesday was arrested there again last night after he allegedly lunged at another man with a knife for eying his woman, only his woman tried to stop him and he wound up stabbing her instead, Transit Police say. Read more.
Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say whipped out a taser and used it on somebody who asked him to pull up his mask on a bus at Forest Hills station around 2:10 p.m. on Dec. 24. Read more.
A Black attorney who was arrested on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident at the Haymarket bus station is suing the MBTA, saying he never should have been arrested for some jostling at a crowded stop at rush hour and that the only reason he was is because of his race and that police took the word of a known troublemaker without ever getting his side of the story or interviewing any of the witnesses he says would have backed him up. Read more.
The MBTA announced today it will increase service on a number bus lines on Aug. 30 and bringing back some lines that were canceled in March to reduce the odds of crowding on buses in this pandemic age. Read more.
WBZ reports Ride drivers and the comapny that runs the Ride reached a contract deal; the T says the Ride should be back to regular operations today.
Separately, the T's put in new barriers and signs on buses and trolleys, which means riders once again can board at the front on buses and at street-level trolley stops - so break out that CharlieCard The move also means more seats for riders.
The MBTA announced today that it's returning to front-door boarding on buses and on trolleys at street-level stations, including on the Mattapan Line, on Monday - in a move it says will also mean more seats available for passengers. Read more.
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.
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.