Monday, January 2, 2012
Why people think TriMet's fares are convoluted
Look at this map. Figure out where you are. Figure out where you are going. Read the instructions below. (Don't mind the Validator that's in the way. Bend your neck as needed.)
How to find the correct fare, the Erik way:
"All Adult Passengers boarding WES at this stop MUST purchase an All-Zone Fare.
Youth ages 7-17, high school and GED students may use a Youth fare.
Honored Citizens, ages 65 and up, people on Medicare and disabled citizens, may use an Honored Citizen fare.
Children ages 6 and under ride free with a paying rider."
(And, the TVM should not allow any other option...and the sign should be on the front of the machine, or at least on an open side that is clearly visible.)