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Friday, October 10, 2008

My response to the increase in MBTA parking fees

Apparently the MBTA is going to be raising parking fees.

Let me get this straight. Folks stopped driving into work and starting using the T more because of high gas prices. You, as in the MBTA, decide to jack up the price of parking by 100% or so, because why?

Oh sorry, to take advantage of the poor schmoes like myself who schlep into town each and every day on your broke-a$$ public transportation system that:

1. is more unpredictable than the weather
2. is littered with trash that supposed to be picked up by OUR tax dollars
3. is a safety hazard because there's ZERO security on the train
4. is a perv invested box that enables dirty old men to rub up against innocent, hard working women who are just trying to get home
5. has ZERO customer service - oh, sorry, you typically have ONE person manning the entire station because your kiosk machines are supposed to smile and say hello to us as they rake us for money

So great. Thanks. I appreciate you bending me over the barrel once again and taking another few hundred bucks out of my wallet per year because there is really no other option.

GFY,
The Big Guy

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

On Nov 15 all MBTA lots will increase the parking fee by $2. So, if you pay $1 today, you'll pay $3. If you pay $2, you'll pay $4. if you pay $5, you'll pay $7.

If you can't afford this increase, over $500 year, you may want to organize car pools from your neighborhood to your MBTA stop.

MassRides at http://www.commute.com/ is a site run by The Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation. You may register there and find other individuals with similar commuting times and destinations.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO ANY OTHER COMMUTERS YOU MAY KNOW THAT PARK AT MBTA LOTS.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2008/10/10/mbta_parking_to_increase_2_a_day/

Anonymous said...

I think that, as usual, they forgot to calculate the losses to the thousands of people who will not use the T any more because it is not cost effective due to this increase.

Don Martelli said...

I agree with you. I, for one, will be taking the bus just about everyday. I'm not going to spend $60 bucks a month to ride the T and then have to fork over another chunk of change to park. I'd rather take the extra 15 mins to ride the bus.

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