Charlie 1, Nick 0

Breaking my hiatus to rant.

So, before my trip this past week, I was digging through my mail pile, trying to find my July T pass. No sign of it. I figured I had just missed it coming in, but it’s a recognizable envelope that I usually pull out of the pile right away.

Today, coming home, I bought a non-rechargeable T ticket to quickly get home from the airport. I found in my mailbox, postmarked July 3rd (the day I left), is the following:

We apologize, but effective immediately the MBTA has discontinued the auto Renew Program that you were a part of in the past. We understand that the late notice makes getting your July passes problematic.

Well done, T. Well done.

It goes on to explain how I can purchase a pass at a T vending machine… which of course I passed on the way home today, expecting to have the pass found when I got home.

I can’t find any information about the switch on the MBTA website. I remember the invoices being from a company called Fareways… whose website now consists of dead links. I think some kind of fascinating implosion happened here.

2 comments on “Charlie 1, Nick 0
  1. god_of_belac says:

    The T sucks. That’s one of the reasons I’m in Chicago now.

    Seriously, the least helpful people and maps I’ve ever found outside of Paris were both in Boston on the T.

  2. Nicolas Ward says:

    I got an e-mail from Fareways today thanking me for my patronage and informing me that they had been replaced as the pass program provider. A little warning would have been nice.

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