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SEPTA (Philly bus operator) changes policy on fare collection, free rides
Metro Philadelphia ^ | April 9, 2013 | Tommy Rowan

Posted on 04/09/2013 7:50:48 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Good news: If you can’t pay the fare on SEPTA buses or trolleys, operators will let you ride for free. But if you abuse the courtesy, expect a butt whooping, SEPTA said. …

The new rule, which tells drivers to document the time and date of the missed fare, is meant to cut down on operator assaults, SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams said. …

(Excerpt) Read more at metro.us ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: banglist; driverassaults; freerides; philadelphia; septa
SEPTA just opened the floodgates here, never mind waving the white flag of surrender to freeloading criminals.
1 posted on 04/09/2013 7:50:49 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
So SEPTA is getting ready to jack up fares on those that pay, while offering a free ride to freeloaders.

This is sooo Obama...

2 posted on 04/09/2013 7:52:15 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Olog-hai

You guys outside of Philadelphia don’t know what you’re talking about.

Much easier (less expensive) to not pay medical bills and work comp to SEPTA drivers than the missing fares.


3 posted on 04/09/2013 8:06:12 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Yeah, heaven forbid that Mayor Nutter actually enforces the law and stuff. And/or arms the bus drivers . . .


4 posted on 04/09/2013 8:09:09 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
>>> Mayor Nutter actually enforces the law and stuff

WHAT NOVEL CONCEPT!

You'll get my vote, if you run for the mayor.....

5 posted on 04/09/2013 8:12:05 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

You guys outside of Philadelphia don’t know what you’re talking about.

Much easier (less expensive) to not pay medical bills and work comp to SEPTA drivers than the missing fares
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Using your ‘example’ then I guess a liquor store owner should start giving away free booze to those that can’t afford it so they won’t rob the place.

Pulling up to an intersection if someone approaches you in a threatening manner, just give your keys to him so he doesn’t whupp up long side yo head.
(lest someone say I ‘premeditated’ the murder of someone that tries to forcibly take my vehicle, just remember, I am prepared to fend you off and YES, I will blow your arse away, just in case I didn’t make it plain enough)

Better idea.
Put plain clothes security on the bus, much like NYC does with taxi drivers.
After a few ‘future felons’ get offed, the rest go ‘back to the drawing board’ and find another target.


6 posted on 04/09/2013 8:19:32 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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Wouldn’t surprise me liquor stores, corner grocery stores or Chinese takeouts in Philly paying ‘protectin fees’.

“New Black Panther” and such need uniforms and equipments, you know.


7 posted on 04/09/2013 8:28:13 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Olog-hai

So the FSA wins again.

Iowa is almost as bad - meet the MegaBus (transporting Chicago Ferals to the Peoples Republic of Iowa City).

http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Iowa-City-to-Chicago-Bus-Service-Competition-Heating-Up-128887773.html


8 posted on 04/09/2013 8:33:32 AM PDT by LadyBuck ("When Dick Cheney shot a fellow American it was an accident, Obama’s is by policy" - thomasowellfan)
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To: Olog-hai
Statement: "The new rule, which tells drivers to document the time and date of the missed fare, is meant to cut down on operator assaults, SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams said."

Response: Inept governance rewarding misbehavior or the new governing class merely transferring the burden of paying for ones transportation to others.

9 posted on 04/09/2013 8:55:57 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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This story should be of interest to everyone in America, because you help pay SEPTA's bills by paying taxes. SEPTA's funding for 2012:

1.) Federal formula program: $155.5 million
2.) Federal Highway Flexible funding: $19.2 million
3.) Homeland Security: $5 million

For those paying taxes in PA:

4.) $102.2 million

Lastly, the socialists from SE (Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, Bucks and Chester counties) cough up an amazing $11.6 million. That's 96.3% or $299.9 million from those that do no use SEPTA and only 3.7% or $11.6 million from those that use SEPTA.

Message to people using SEPTA: keep your hands out of my pocket and pay your own F'n way. Yous guys got it?

10 posted on 04/09/2013 9:25:34 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: ConservativeInPA; AEMILIUS PAULUS

Yes. Taxpayers usually picked up the tab.

I have yet to see some outrage....


11 posted on 04/09/2013 9:58:36 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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