[Carfreeliving] Muni tokens
doajig at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 12 14:40:04 MDT 2005
Does that mean that they are in fact selling "tokens" but they're
made of paper? I haven't found them available anywhere. If Muni were
good at using this opportunity, they'd sell as many tokens or
paper-equivalent as possible, promoting it like crazy and welcoming
the "hoarding" for the immediate income it brings in.
The discount is easily balanced out by the advance purchase float and
the tendency for many tokens to be lost or never used. It's very
short-sighted to resist advance discounted fares of any kind I'd
I was always amazed that even before hoarding, they refused to
promote tokens, and made them available at so few places.
At 11:06 AM -0700 4/12/05, Mike Sallaberry wrote:
>I believe it's because there is an impending fare hike and people
>are hoarding the tokens, which are now being issued in paper instead
>of coins, from what I've heard, and now have expiration dates.
>Muni is desperate to find money wherever they can.
>suzahna poliwka <spoliwka at mac.com>
>Sent by: Carfreeliving-bounces at livablecity.org
>04/10/2005 08:59 PM
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>[Carfreeliving] Muni tokens
>It's bad enough that we still have paper transfers and no metrocard, but now
>they have stopped selling tokens at the sole token outlet @ powell. This
>is awful for so many reasons.
>I can't believe how ridiculously stupid this is--I'm so livid I needed to
>vent here. Does anyone know if there is some long-term strategy I'm missing?
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