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Aiyyo the bottom line is I’ma crook with a deal

January 21, 2011
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There has been a lot of hype over on MARTA’s Facebook page regarding refunding passes from last week due to the snow storm. MARTA has caved in and decided to go ahead and issue passes for two days of travel to qualifying Breeze card holders. To this I have three responses:

A. The train was running. Since there was some level of service I don’t see the justification in the refunds. Y’all could have walked uphill, in the snow, three miles, both ways, like me, in order to go see your friends downtown, play in the street, and buy groceries. It was loads of fun; y’all were just lazy.

B. Wait, weekly passes are like, weekly. And the week starts on Monday. And the storm hit on Sunday. So when did y’all activate that pass, anyways?

C. MARTA owes me 50 cents (and when did the cents symbol disappear off keyboards?). I keep cash on my Breeze card because CCT doesn’t accept Breeze passes, only cash value or CCT passes, which MARTA doesn’t accept. CCT bus fare used to be $1.50, however, in the round of the most recent service changes in November, the fare was increased to $2. There is now a random 50 cents balance on my card. The smallest amount you can add to your card at a Breeze machine is $1, and there is no way that I can use 50 cents on the system, so MARTA has officially stolen 50 cents off of me. I demand my refund!

It don’t matter, if you got it and I need it I want it
50 Cents ain’t f*ckin around
Track Masters ain’t f*ckin around
Crazy Cat ain’t f*ckin around
The Madd Rapper aint f*ckin around
So watch your backs, watch your pocket book, watch your pockets
Watch everybody on the train, watch everybody on the bus
Cause we gonna get you whether you like it or not

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. theurbanryan permalink
    January 23, 2011 1:38 am

    To point B:

    Weekly passes start on the day you first use them, and last for seven days. So anyone who purchased one on, say, the preceding Friday, they were impacted. The start of a fare “week” hasn’t been tied to a specific day since Breeze was implemented – the old Transcards started Sunday and ended Saturday (or some other similar range), but no more. So there’s an argument to be had on that end.

    • January 23, 2011 1:20 pm

      Yes, I know. I still say it’s bad planning on thier part. I mean, is MARTA supposed to give them a refund if they’re sick and don’t go to work one day, too?

      Where’s my 50 cents?

      • 10B permalink
        January 24, 2011 12:07 am

        Mmm for your next trip on a CCT bus starting from Cobb county, ask the driver you want to load cash, and put $1.50 in the box!

        I find it more economical and practical to load a ticket for 10 rides rather than paying with stored value. If MARTA or CCT drivers ever forget to switch the farebox from “paratransit” or “express” (fare due $3.60-4.00), the lack of stored-value protects you from being double-charged!

  2. January 24, 2011 10:54 am

    I’m not really concerned about the money, but I also never ride CCT anymore!

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