Okay, quick... What is the difference between a Charlie Card and a Charlie Ticket... and what does Stored Value mean??
If you don't know, you aren't alone... After all there aren't any explanations posted at the MBTA mass transit stations. Yet those are terms used for various subway pass concoctions.
Very, very confusing for visitors using the T. I was with a group of 12 and getting subway passes was one long dragged out experience. Especially after the hockey game, when one in our party didn't have quite enough on his ticket..or was that a card... and had to stand in a huge line while the rest of us were through the gates.
Yikes, what a recipe for disaster!
Also.... What the heck happened to cleanliness on the trolley cars???? They were disgusting and dirty, strewn with newspapers. It used to be that as we approached the last stop, like Cleveland Circle, drivers started cleaning the cars...now there is nothing but ambivalence...and debris.
Oh yes, and I miss the singing too. Every now and then you'd get a trolley conducting tenor that could entertain you the whole trip. Now it's all automated. And don't get me started on all the crappy construction underground...
Those were the days...