The latest in the travesty that is costing we, the people, $200 million and counting, as reported by CTV:
A university student who relies on the wheelchair-accessible gates to be open to get into transit stations says he’s frequently locked out under the new Compass system.
When TransLink started closing all the fare gates last week to clamp down on fare evaders, officials said they had a fix for people with disabilities unable to tap their Compass card in or out.
Spokesperson Jennifer Morland told CTV Vancouver it would continue to have staff at most of its stations along the SkyTrain and SeaBus...
Who should be manning those unmanned (i.e. not 'most of') gates 24/7.
My vote goes to the F'in Fare Gate Glimmer Twins, Mr. Kenneth Dobell and Mr. Kevin Falcon.
To start, at the very least.
Again, this stupid system (which still won't take bus transfers bought with cash) was conjured up, pretty much out of thin air, to deal with a fare evasion problem that did not exist before it was manufactured by forces aligned with the two former public servants mentioned above, and then wurlitzered by a compliant Lotuslandian proMedia herd...The real solution?...If these bloody things can't be made to work for absolutely everyone they should be yanked out immediately before they cost us even more money and grief...Or, at the very least, open them all up and let people keep using the cards as they were up until last week. And for those that can't let validated their cards at the gate, let them get them validated by staff, security or otherwise, anywhere within the system (and if those staff, security or otherwise, aren't encountered by folks that need them, tough)...Alternatively, we could all be given information on how to do the bloody Compass Hack given the embedded stupidity within the stupidness of the ridiculously stupid system that, again, we are paying $200 million for thanks to the Glimmer Twins mentioned above.