buses

By - 3/11/19 - 8:22 pm

Boston Magazine has the details of the new fares to go into effect on July 1. Senior and student passes are also not going up.

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large), who fought the increases, said she's glad to see at least some of the fares not go up. She said she and Councilor Kim Janey (Roxbury) will now fight to eliminate fares on the 28 bus route along Blue Hill Avenue between Mattapan and Dudley squares. Read more.

By - 3/8/19 - 3:32 pm

Transit Police report arresting an Allston man on charges he kept baring his genitals in the direction of teen girls on buses and on the Red Line in Dorchester. Read more.

By - 3/7/19 - 9:24 am

Mayor Walsh today announced a set of initiatives to make Boston roads safer and less clogged that include lowering the default citywide speed limit from 25 to 20 m.p.h., dedicated bus lanes on Brighton Avenue in Allston and North Washington Street along the North End, special pickup/drop-off lanes for Uber and Lyft cars - but also rush-hour surcharges for riding in them - and free T passes for all students in grades 7 through 12, regardless of whether they're BPS students. Read more.

By - 1/28/19 - 11:10 pm

The MBTA today released a ton of proposals to change its bus routes, including one of the longest routes in its system: The 34/34E that runs from Forest Hills all the way to Walpole. Read more.

By - 1/26/19 - 11:41 am
Foggy bus station in Harvard Square

Maria M. captured the mood in the Harvard Square bus station when things got all fogged up on Thursday.

Copyright Maria M. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/9/19 - 10:03 am
Electric Silver Line bus

New bus nearing road readiness. Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA reports it plans to pilot electricity-powered buses on the Silver Line starting later this winter. Read more.

By - 12/30/18 - 11:37 am
Devonte Franklin

Around 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2008, Devonte Franklin, 16, was stabbed repeatedly on a Route 28 bus on Blue Hill Avenue at Harvard Street.

Even though there were numerous people on the bus at the time, Franklin's killer was never identified. Transit Police are asking "anyone with information, however slight," to contact them with information about his killer, by calling detectives at 617-222-1050 or by sending an anonymous text to 873873.

By - 12/22/18 - 1:08 pm

The Chelsea Record reports MBTA and Massport officials now acknowledge the constant raising of the Chelsea Bridge for ships even during rush hour is screwing up Silver Line and other bus service and commuters and that they are hoping to convince the Coast Guard to go along with a pilot plan to bar most maritime traffic - but not oil tankers - under the bridge for two hours in the morning and again in the late afternoon.

By - 12/21/18 - 9:48 am
New Orange Line headhouse at Forest Hills

Forest Hills and Arborway chronicler Clay Harper took a walk around the Forest Hills MBTA station last night to look at the additions, including the new entrance across the Arborway from the main station and the new upper busway and its all important canopies. Read more.

By - 11/29/18 - 7:36 pm
Moreno

Transit Police report arresting a Dedham man they say screamed racial epithets at a Route 30 driver and then threw a rock at him, hitting him, after the guy was kicked off the bus for not paying his fare Saturday afternoon.

Read more.

By - 10/23/18 - 9:00 pm
New canopy going in at Forest Hills MBTA station

Work's started on another permanent canopy for the upper busway at Forest Hills, this one to cover the walkway to come between the station and the new main bus area, where a much larger canopy is still under construction.

By - 9/24/18 - 11:02 pm
By - 9/4/18 - 3:18 pm

On a 22 bus at Talbot Avenue and Whitfield Street around 3:10 p.m.

By - 8/31/18 - 9:22 am
New bus/bike lane in Roslindale

Sometime overnight, a city crew painted the town red - or at least the morning bus/bike lane from Roslindale Square to Forest Hills - as BNF shows us.

The lane, in effect since June, requires people to move their cars before the morning rush hour so that commuters on all the buses that funnel down Washington Street from Roslindale, West Roxbury and Mattapan, along with bicyclists, can get a faster ride to the T stop.

By - 6/29/18 - 9:11 am
Spider-Man on a Washington Street bus in Roslindale this morning

Checking his calendar for his next appointment with Doc Ock.

Chris Helms proves it's true what they say about the 34 and 40 buses in Roslindale - you never know who you'll run into.

By - 6/20/18 - 3:37 pm
Fagerberg

Transit and State Police report arresting a Dedham man they charge stole $80,000 from bus fareboxes on routes out of South Boston.

Read more.

By - 6/12/18 - 4:05 pm
Upper busway canopy under construction at Forest Hills

Workers are busy this week assembling a series of large metal pipes into the frame of a canopy for long suffering riders of the Washington Street and Centre Street buses that use the upper busway at Forest Hills. The old canopy was taken down years ago as part of the reconfiguration of the busway to make way for the new Arborway/Washington Street layout. Read more.

By - 6/10/18 - 7:01 pm

Boston's decision to permanently set up a dedicated weekday morning bus and bike lane on Washington Street between Roslindale Square and Forest Hills was based not just on surveys of people taking the newly speeded up buses during two pilot runs but on data collected in a 2016 study about just whose cars would be displaced by the elimination of parking in the morning. Read more.

By - 6/7/18 - 5:09 pm

That didn't take long at all: The Boston Transportation Department today announced it will create a permanent morning lane just for buses and bicyclists on Washington Street between Roslindale Square and Forest Hills - a week after it ended a pilot to see if the idea could work. Read more.

By - 6/4/18 - 11:36 pm

The State House News Service reports on a $1.2-million pilot project on several bus lines, to begin in September.