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Aaron_Lloyd

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I think you linked the wrong article by mistake. Here's the Journal's article with the full letter:
 

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I think you linked the wrong article by mistake. Here's the Journal's article with the full letter:

Opps. Fixed. Thank you

Still links to the wrong article in the quote box in your post
 

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I’ve had a recent conversation with a friend. Well it was more of an argument. He made the point that he shouldn’t have to pay $7 for a pass when there was someone hitting a crack pipe inside the station. A homeless girl sleeping while standing like it’s the walking dead. Throw up stains on the lrt seats and a group of teens lighting up joints on the train. I get that you pay in order to find the service, but you also pay to receive a service. We aren’t getting what we are supposed to out of what we’re paying for. I shouldn’t have to feel disgusted or unsafe and I’m not really usually afraid. I’m a Thai boxer and am confident in handling myself, but even I get on edge or uncomfortable. I can only imagine how someone’s grandmother who relies on getting around using the train might feel.
 

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Thanks for the video. The payment system is so archaic, i agree with her statement that nobody carries cash or coins these days. Can't this be resolved by a simple app where users can pay on their phones instead?

Even throughout Covid with all other businesses going to a "no cash" payment system, there seems to be no attempt by ETS to adapt.
 

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I know we can’t run transit like a private business, but could we tie exec compensation to performance metrics like ridership? Blows my mind how little people care. Also, I think most execs for transit need to use transit regularly and have to live in the city. Maybe this is the case, but a few I know are 100% suburbanites than never use transit. And we wonder why it’s bad.
 

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It often feels like ETS is an after-thought and lags its peers by 5-10-20 yrs. Some good work of late, but generally speaking there seems to be very little accountability and motivation to lead rather than follow.
 

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Has the PA system been fixed yet? Last time I was through there, it kept cutting off the beginning of the announcements. I thought it was somehow caused by the Metro Line electronics but shouldn't that equipment have been cleared out by now?
 

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