Trainmaster5 4,257 Posted July 31, 2010 Share #1 Posted July 31, 2010 With the reductions in S/A staffing in the subways and the ongoing closing of LIRR ticket windows what are your thoughts, pro and con, on the (MTA)s reliance on electronic fare collection ? I've heard the arguments about rude, lazy people in both positions, although I've never personally encountered such. As you know Chairman Walder is touting his " Oyster card" experiences in London as reason to reduce headcounts in S/As, LIRR ticket agents, and the fare collectors on-board LIRR trains,( not the actual conductor), as a way to streamline fare collection and speed up your commute. I have misgivings about putting my money or credit card in any machine and would only do so if the was NO human alternative but that's just my old school upbringing. Some people feel differently about embracing new technology however and I'd like some feedback on your POV. We don't need people bashing someone's job title but a rational discussion of the pros and cons of the movement toward MVM-TVM fare collection. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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