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Credit where credit is overdue

January 31st, 2007 · Comments Off on Credit where credit is overdue · Customer Service, NYC, Subway

The MTA finally returned my call about my lost 30 day Metrocard this afternoon. That’s three days after I called, but they did eventually call back. And they noted that I had called on Sunday and what time, so I suspect they would actually factor that in when calculating the credit. It just takes them […]

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Misplaced

January 29th, 2007 · Comments Off on Misplaced · Customer Service, NYC, Stupidity, Subway

I use a “30-Day Unlimited Ride” MetroCard to pay for my transit around this fine city. I even get a tax break on it through a program at work. And in the five years I’ve been doing it, I’ve only lost one, and that was near the end of the month. Since the card is […]

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Unlike the books with spiky covers

July 27th, 2006 · Comments Off on Unlike the books with spiky covers · Advertising, Subway

Seen on an old subway ad for Clive Cussler’s Lost City: “Specially designed for comfortable reading.” If that’s not high praise for a book, I don’t know what is.

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Fare thee well

February 25th, 2005 · Comments Off on Fare thee well · NYC, Subway

One great thing about Metrocards versus tokens is that the MTA can raise fares really easily. Which is a great thing if you’re the MTA. Not so great for me, though. Especially since they are now raising the price reducing the current discount of the monthly and weekly cards: On Feb. 27, subway riders will […]

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Six Degrees of Estimation

February 3rd, 2005 · Comments Off on Six Degrees of Estimation · NYC, Subway

The A and C subway line, which recently was hit by a bad signal room fire, was running again yesterday. While total service wasn’t restored, it is up to about 70% of the previous level. Remember that this is the same subway line that was going to take 3 to 5 years to get running […]

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