It's just this little chromium switch, here... (derspatchel) wrote,
It's just this little chromium switch, here...

Even more sucking from the MBTA

I WAS GOING THROUGH the Glob's back Starts & Stops columns and found a question several of us had about the T's longtime tradition of letting monthly passholders bring a friend with them for free on Sundays (just flash your pass at the attendant, say "It's all right, he's with me" and hey presto, it's just like getting your pal on the guest list of an exclusive bus or train-riding nightclub!)

Eagle-eyed monthly passholders have noticed this offer no longer is written on the new Charlie Cards. Heck, the museum discounts aren't mentioned, either. Someone named Bennie wrote the Globe about it, and got this response. Keep in mind the "proposed fare increase" mentioned was subsequently voted on and approved.
The answer, Bennie, is that the Sunday two-fer will end if the proposed fare increase is approved on Thursday.

Joe Pesaturo, MBTA spokesman, said the change is one of the many fare anomalies being "addressed" in the proposed fare structure.
Anomaly? It was an anomaly in the eyes of management?! Not something nice, not a special bonus for monthly passholders, but an anomaly. An irregularity. Something that shouldn't be there in the first place.

How insulting.

I for one consider the current MBTA management to be an anomaly, one that should be addressed as quickly as possible.

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