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danke0 wrote:
Thu May 04, 2017 9:58 am
And here I've been dutifully paying for my monthly pass and carrying it for years. Even taking part in the never ending test of the new Gateway smart card and "tapping" the dang thing every time I get on the train. What a chump!
Speaking of gateway cards - are they ever coming out with those? Those were promised like 4 years ago?
According to their live chat, smart fare cards are coming by the end of the year, which is what they've been saying each of the last several years.

I have one as a tester, but I'm not even sure if they have the apparatus to check if my card has been validated for each trip (assuming they start checking fares someday).
I just read http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crim ... b095f.html now while drinking my after-lunch cup of coffee and spit out coffee while screaming "WHAT?!?!" four separate times during reading the article... This stuff needs to stop. My computer monitor can't take getting drenched in coffee so frequently.
McCulloch's logic of being unable to prosecute fare evaders because of the honor system is ludicrous.

Every law is on the honor system. Nobody's stopping me from walking down the street with a suitcase full of drugs and illegal guns, but I'd sure be prosecuted when I was caught.
^Yeah, that article made McCulloch sound like a tool.
What's it going to take to admit there is a serious problem here?
Passengers told police they heard six to 10 loud "pops" as the train was pulling out of the Washington Park station, near North Kingshighway and St. Clair Avenue. The train was heading east toward the Fairview Heights station.
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crim ... 17b0c.html
Yes, we have a societal problem that turnstiles won't solve.
Install the turnstiles already.


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Armed robbery on the Clayton platform yesterday afternoon. Maybe now they'll get serious about it.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crim ... 7ca67.html
framer wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 12:01 pm
Armed robbery on the Clayton platform yesterday afternoon. Maybe now they'll get serious about it.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crim ... 7ca67.html
On the plus side (as if there could be a plus side to armed robbery), it sounds like the police response was about as good as anyone could reasonably expect - they arrived "moments after the incident" and coordinated with Clayton police to catch the perps quickly.

Hopefully that's a sign of better overall policing to come. If so, maybe now criminals will think again before committing armed robbery on MetroLink.

-RBB
rbb wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 1:38 pm
framer wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 12:01 pm
Armed robbery on the Clayton platform yesterday afternoon. Maybe now they'll get serious about it.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crim ... 7ca67.html
On the plus side (as if there could be a plus side to armed robbery), it sounds like the police response was about as good as anyone could reasonably expect - they arrived "moments after the incident" and coordinated with Clayton police to catch the perps quickly.

Hopefully that's a sign of better overall policing to come. If so, maybe now criminals will think again before committing armed robbery on MetroLink.

-RBB
There is a flaw in your logic. Ha

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