The Globe Sherpa phone app!
Who can criticize the phone app right? It's such a wonderful thing!
Trimet brags 'we are the 1st transit agency anywhere to allow it on everything'.
Most advanced transit agency's have fare gates where you prove you have the correct fare and don't need this sort of technology in the first place.
Trimet in its infinite wisdom created a 'walk right in' system which requires riders to show fares to fare inspectors
But my criticism is this: minimum purchase required!
I have never seen, anywhere, a public transit agency requiring a minimum purchase to make a transit fare.
And the cell phone app clearly violates equity because riders that pay reduced fares are
now pay up to 5 times more than if they just bought a cash fare