fyi. I just got this in my inbox!
Sent from my BlackBerry
From: Maryland Transit Administration <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 15:33:53
Subject: MTA: October 16, 2008 3:30 PM
Important Information for MARC Train and Commuter Bus Riders
The sources of revenue that support the operation of MTA’s MARC Train and Commuter Bus services have declined dramatically since [...]
I just got this lovely email:
Dear MARC “Ticket-By-Mail” Customer:
Effective November 1, 2008, MARC will discontinue the CSX “Ticket-by-Mail” program. CONSEQUENTLY, THE NOVEMBER MONTHLY TICKETS PURCHASED IN OCTOBER WILL BE THE LAST SOLD THROUGH THIS PROGRAM.
Fortunately, other programs are now available that allow for MARC monthly ticket purchases and that also offer more flexible payment options, [...]
Since I drove to New Carrollton this morning instead of taking the MARC, I had to buy a SmartTrip Card in order to get out of the garage! So this afternoon I get to New Carrollton and and proceed to try and buy my SmartTrip card. As I exit the fare gate [...]
So I woke up this morning, got ready and planned on taking a train that leaves 20 minutes later than what I normally take. As I was ready to head out I checked my BlackBerry and found an email from the MTA that PENN line service was suspended due to a fatality. So [...]
An update to this post.
Looks like the plan to get weekend MARC service up and running has hit some roadblocks.
I have been riding MARC and Metrorail for approx 2.5 years (daily commute wise)… and this is the 2nd or 3rd time I have noticed MARC sends out these type of customer service announcements… (full text will be below) I get them because I am subscribed to the MARC Penn line email alerts.. as I [...]