sery2831 wrote:Please ask any question about the new AFC system here. Or comments and issues you have with the system.
sery2831 wrote:I was asking last week and I guess it turns out there is no plan to bring the card to the CR I guess turn styles or readers on cars have been discussed, but that's never going to happen. So for the time being the monthly pass(ticket) is going to stay. There is a plan to try to try to change the color of the arrow every month.
savebowdoin wrote:So now the question becomes, how many regular monthly pass holders can utilize a CharlieCard without sacrificing pass benefits they are entitled to? I would suppose only those who only use the system with specific routes, never using any other services. Many people use them sporadically on services like Commuter Rail 1A/1B, or the Harbor Ferry, but like to know they have that option. So, in many ways, you will be punished for using a CharlieCard. I can understand the need for a transitional period to implement AFC on Commuter Rail and Boat, but if their ultimate plan is to force all those pass holders to still use the tickets, then the CharlieCard will be used by only a portion of the ridership and I don't see how they can honestly implement the surcharges they would like to impose on single or stored value ticket purchases.
jck wrote:Why can't the conductors carry portable ticket/card readers similar to those used at sporting venues? There doesn't appear to be a technological hurdle to doing so.
Here's another problem with CharlieCard monthly passes: Currently, you can receive a discount on your car insurance by mailing 11 monthly passes to your insurance agent. With the CharlieCard, that won't be possible anymore.
helium wrote:Here's another problem with CharlieCard monthly passes: Currently, you can receive a discount on your car insurance by mailing 11 monthly passes to your insurance agent. With the CharlieCard, that won't be possible anymore.
You can send in the reciept 'card' you get from the machine instead. It's dated and has the monthly pass designation on it.