west point wrote: ↑Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:10 pm
imho Amtrak needs some kind of the same system and more flag stops. If a train does not have to stop that can save 2 - 3 minutes.
The NHSL is only employing this btw on a temporary basis. The bigger question and one we always come back to - no public hearings? No notice? Go figure. SEPTA is like a slumlord that snatches your hard earned money, raises your rent and yet the building conditions get worse, as does the communication.
Yet another reason SEPTA shouldn't be rewarded for this management style of 'give us more money and we will let the taxpayers know if and when we feel like it'. Meaning, let them scream, & threaten cuts. In return demand firings and a structural re-arrangement by an outside agency, as well as less dependence on the feds.
In addition, create an Office of Inspector General for SEPTA in Harrisburg, who reports to the public. SEPTA has the money, they are simply scared * of sunlight exposing them for the rotten pay-for-play organization they are. If you want a real show, submit requests for their emails as I have, and do it often. Truly disgusting that your hard earned dollars support people with the mindset of tyrants that believe the people that use the system and pay their salaries are not to be answered to, don't deserve transparency, and are to be ignored, cold-shouldered, pooh-poohed at every turn, often by specifically creating policy after policy purposely designed to give lip service to local lawmakers, while shafting their constituents.