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  1. now that I reread the topic "help with MCM remodel", and not remuddle, i would def. get that stuff out for heavy trash.
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  2. It seems you are not only irrational in your defense of a wasteful, expensive, and grossly underutilized service, you are also illiterate, a dreadful combination. This is what I posted originally, concentrate on the bolded..... Do I need to spell it out for you? Perhaps I do; Metro is not planning to review the service for the next O-N-E to T-W-O years. Where do the words never and period come into play? Oh right, they don't. Simply not true. False. Incorrect. You seem to lack basic comprehension for numbers as well as words. I must ask then, do you work for Metro?
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  3. Taken by Flickr clumsylady on Jan. 28
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  4. I know jfre81 posted a photo thread, but in case you missed the MainPlace shots, I thought they'd serve as good construction updates...
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  5. Actually..... My timing is pretty accurate, seeing as the service is a year and a half old we're looking six months to a year and a half for review. So I'm off by what, six months? Yeah, they say the subsidy percentage is about the same, but the actual dollar amount is more. It's like sales tax; if you buy a .99 cents bag of chips the sales tax will be 8 cents. If you buy a $99 DVD player, the sales tax will be about $9. The sales tax percentage remains the same but you are paying MORE MONEY. If taxpayer funds weren't paying $59 per trip, that subsidy could be spread to a number of other routes with the same subsidy percentage but LESS IN ACTUAL DOLLAR AMOUNT. Do you understand that Metro would SAVE money if they just bought the current ridership a cab ride? Ricco, the MAD is heavily advertised. There are ads on garbage cans for goodness sakes. The light rail announces it as a transfer point at the DTC. The rail cars even have ads for the service plastered on the side. This has to be Metro's most heavily promoted route.
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  6. Turns out the Airport Direct service IS the best deal in town. The rider pays $15 on a $74 trip. The other $59 comes from the taxpayer. Nice! It seems Metro hasn't grown the ridership on the line since I posted this topic months ago. It was stated last night that the average trip carries less than two people. Two people on a luxury coach; AIG would be so proud. Metro said they have no intentions of discontinuing the service, cutting trips, adjusting the fare, or even reviewing the route for the next one to two years. Wow. Now, bear in mind a few years ago Metro went on a "service improvement" spree that resulted in dozens of cut runs and discontinued routes. They cut service in the poorest of minority areas such as South Park and Acres Homes because the $20-$30 subsidies were too high. I guess that's what happens when you're not a business person willing to cough up $15 for a private coach. Best deal in town.
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