Re: MBTA: Our incompetence has bankrupted us, so we'll just cut service and raise prices.
posted at 1/10/2012 1:04 PM EST
In Response to Re: MBTA: Our incompetence has bankrupted us, so we'll just cut service and raise prices.
In Response to MBTA: Our incompetence has bankrupted us, so we'll just cut service and raise prices. : All excellent points. But if the ticket price had been tied to the price of downtown parking, gasoline, sales tax, and car maintinance? It would be $2 easy increase. Just on inflation of the cost of commuting. Hey take a bike, or a moped. The bus drivers could have better jobs, at walmart. As to not paying they would have had to spend money to enforce payments which means not just a driver but an enforcer. So thats two overpaid dont care people on a bus carrying 4 passengers. I say cut every route and time that does not pay for itself. The ferries are a great cut. The boats are ridiculous when they replicate trains and cost even more to operate. The empty routes have to go. Mostly the management SO CALLED, who pretend to operate the system, need a pink reality envelope. And no one related or knowing anyone in state government or city contractors can be the replacements.
Posted by topaz978
Well they can do away with those "drivers" who sit on the second carriage doing nothing, on the Green lines. Maybe those can then become the new "payment enforcers"? Much better use of manpower.
Or how about, like the "party bus" phenomenon we have a "party-T" where its decked out like a nightclub, with DJ, bar, doormen etc. Then it travels round as a mobile nightclub! Imagine that, the club that comes to YOU! Can then charge a $20 cover or something.
Or hows about having vending machines on all T cars? A little snack while you travel, sounds good to me.
Or maybe add a "luxury" T car to some routes, where you pay $5 per ride (instead of the current $2), but get a padded leather seat, WiFi, TV, Newspapers, coffee etc?