Ring of Steel: Fare Gates at BOS, BON, & BBY

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Disney Guy
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Re: Ring of Steel: Fare Gates at BOS, BON, & BBY

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... so now I'm more confused ...
1. All you requested at the time was a refund of your $2.25 Green Line fare.
2. If, back then, you once failed to activate a commuter rail ticket prior to boarding whether or not through ignorance, and the conductor did not come by.

1a. Which begs the hypothetical question in which each occurrence of the word "and" is important: Had you, in the taxi, been driven past St. Mary's St. (the green line C portal) and saw a train emerge outbound after having looped at Kenmore, and you ended the taxi ride there and boarded the next outbound C train, would the operator have accepted your "request for an emergency transfer" from the stalled C train back at Boylston in lieu of collecting a fare?
(To the theater stage manager) Quit twiddling the knob and flickering the lights while the audience is entering and being seated. (To the subway motorman) Quit twiddling the knob and dinging the doors while passengers are getting off and others are waiting to board.

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Re: Ring of Steel: Fare Gates at BOS, BON, & BBY

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CRail wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:49 pm
BandA wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:44 pm
...it isn't fair, nor is paying $6.50 for an 8 mile trip (80 cents per mile), which is 2.9 times the cost of "rapid transit" in the same area and more than my actual cost of driving including tolls, with four empty seats and luggage compartment to spare! Yet the MBTA claims to be losing money on the $6.50 fare...
Interesting that the person who touts repeatedly that the MBTA is insolvent and should be in receivership now complains that their prices are too high.
With all due respect, it's really interesting that we have a moderator who engages in personal attacks while touting how "fair and balanced" he is. I would like a personal apology NOW for your previous post where you ironically libel me by accusing me of libeling you. This is the first time I have ever had such a distasteful exchange on this website, shame on you!!!

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Re: Ring of Steel: Fare Gates at BOS, BON, & BBY

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I'm not going to apologize for pointing out inconsistencies in the arguments you've made in open forum. If my doing so makes you feel "attacked" then perhaps more careful thought should be put into what you say in your posts. You've repeatedly stated that the service should be operated at cost and here you directly contradict yourself. So the fact that I actually read your posts and commit to memory some of what you say on here makes me a bully?

Your post here was far more personal than mine was.
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