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Postby chex » Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:58 pm

Why not make a copy of your paystub, and send in the original paystub as proof? Seems good enough to me.

Diverging Route wrote:
I get my pass directly from my employer (it's subsidized with payroll deduction) -- there's no receipt. So they'd have to come up with something new.
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Postby geoff2 » Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:10 pm

Re: the insurance discount, if you're getting them through your employer, hopefully the employer will have the capability to print out a record showing which months you obtained passes.
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Postby The Collector at Court St » Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:26 am

Hi TG.

The Charlie Card can be an internet accessable account or possibly just a printed statement account, as is your FastLane. They have either option available to them (the T.,) and the decision hasn't been made, or at least made public. A copy of your Charlie Account will reflect your monthly pass purchase.
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Postby Diverging Route » Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:11 am

The Collector at Court St wrote:Hi TG.

The Charlie Card can be an internet accessable account or possibly just a printed statement account, as is your FastLane. They have either option available to them (the T.,) and the decision hasn't been made, or at least made public. A copy of your Charlie Account will reflect your monthly pass purchase.


This sounds like the best bet.

I just hope they figure out how they'll be used to the satisfaction of both conductors and commuters on the CR. Otherwise, CharlieCard monthly passes will be only useful for Bus, Subway, and Combo (minus those who use the CR for close-in stations).
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Postby dieciduej » Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:06 am

Wellington is now operational, as of this August 15th morning. I normally get there about 6 AM-ish so usually no lines but it would be interesting to see the 7 to 9 AM crowds. Now I just have to wait for Ruggles and both ends of my run will be done.

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Postby sjd0356 » Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:19 am

As of this morning Sullivan's turnstyles were blocked off so they're not wasting anytime shoving Charlie down our throats.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:43 am

Park Street is showing some progress on the Lechmerebound side. I heard is next week when I can finally enjoy swiping the TAP CharlieCard when I leave work to go home in the afternoons also!!
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Postby blink55184 » Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:58 am

Robert Paniagua wrote:Park Street is showing some progress on the Lechmerebound side. I heard is next week when I can finally enjoy swiping the TAP CharlieCard when I leave work to go home in the afternoons also!!


I saw the purchase machines were there this morning
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Postby BigRock » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:16 pm

Anyone have an updated schedule as to when the northern Red Line will be charlie-ized? (Davis, Porter, and Harvard)
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Postby jck » Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:46 am

This article indicates that Harvard will be converted on October 24.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massac ... re_system/

No word on Davis or Porter.
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Postby BigRock » Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:13 pm

I was at Porter today and i think they are starting to Charlie-ize. There is conduit coming out of the secondary token booth along the ceiling, and an area next to the primary token booth is closed off with worker equipment.
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Postby savebowdoin » Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:28 pm

Ok, here's the latest version of the "official" schedule:

AUGUST:
Central, Davis, Hynes Convention Center/ICA, Back Bay, Wellington, Jackson Square

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER:
Park Street

SEPTEMBER:
Ashmont, Porter, Logan Airport Terminals, North Station, Community College, Roxbury Crossing, Sullivan Square

OCTOBER:
Downtown Crossing, (and according to the Globe article, Harvard-main)


This is all from the newest customer service poster, posted at Kenmore. I'm not sure that the Ashmont date is current given the fact that the station doesn't really exist at the moment, but all else seems reasonably accurate. And both sides of Central are now fully AFC-active.

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Postby gus » Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:23 am

I took the silver line from the airport to south station this morning, and the bus had the new farebox. The driver said that I could use a stored value Charlieticket, but I did not seen any vending machines.
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Postby mattster » Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:00 pm

Park Street northbound was up and running tonight. I went down to try them out and afterward as I crossed to the other tracks via Park Street Under I heard a Red Line train announcement. They've been pretty good with converting these stations quickly.
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Postby dieciduej » Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:34 am

Trash that’s all it is.

The past several mornings at Wellington I have noticed the trash on the stairs going down to the platform has increased. Today all I saw were discarded Stored Value CharlieTickets on the stairs and halfway down the platform. So about that new PA announcement “Please dispose of your used Charlies properly.”

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