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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

I told you so

So the Green Line has figured out that a whole bunch of people are sneaking in the back doors. And they are about to close the barn door.

By treating us like common cold criminals, made to pay for the offenses of the few.

Obviously any move to cut down on fare scofflaws, especially along the Green Line's Commonwealth Avenue branch, is a good thing as we face higher fares. And the front door only policy applies during non-rush hours, so riders have less of a chance of becoming a statistic on the Breda car stairs as they wend their way to the front through aisles only less clogged than normal.

But what happened to the "validators" who were supposed to stand guard against the scofflaws? And more to the point, why has the T virtually ignored the problem to date, tossing out tickets it didn't have the ways or means to enforce?

Maybe the Lottery Commission can start a new game to see how long this policy is enforced. Proceeds go the paying of the T's debt.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sits pretty well with those out here in the sticks (west of 495). They want to raise our taxes to pay their debt, and some aren't even paying to ride??

April 30, 2012 4:52 AM  

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