Response to the MBTA D Line front-door boarding strategy
Talk to the T? Plenty of Twitter users do. @mbtagm has 13k+ followers. On April 18, they made their opinions known about the MBTA's new anti–fare evasion initiative.
- The T needs money. A lot: The anticipated FY2013 budget gap is $100 million. So ...
- There were responses negative:
- — Max Silver (@maxesilver)Wed, Apr 18 2012 06:37:56
- And positive:
- — Meghann Van Dorn (@MeghannVanDorn)Wed, Apr 18 2012 04:16:13
- @mbtagm primarily tweets service alerts. But that day the agency used the account to answer questions and complaints about the policy.
- Not that the MBTA convinced everyone its new policy was the best policy.
- — Brian Langan (@blangan13)Wed, Apr 18 2012 06:59:42@mbtaGM Off-peak pilot won't give a sense of how disruptive it will be during peak commute. Would also think fare evasion is lower off-peak
- Another exchange, with a familiar ring of impatience from this Somerville rider:
- — Daniel Martinez (@SuperUber7)Wed, Apr 18 2012 06:40:23@mbtaGM you need to install scanners at ALL doors leaving the front for cash/tickets. You can then 'spot-check' riders and ticket evaders.
- (@SuperUber7 = Daniel Martinez.) Another rider interjects:
- All right, smart guys. You have any better ideas? Maybe.
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