MTA: Still off the rails

Wow, there are so many problems with what happened today in Timonium:

Commuters will be offered refreshments and giveaways today at the Timonium fairgrounds light rail stop for the Maryland Transit Administration’s Light Rail Customer Appreciation Day….

…The transit administration will provide snacks and giveaways to riders from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

As a taxpayer, I certainly don’t want the already mismanaged Transit Administration giving stuff way to people just for the hell of it, though I’m curious to try and figure out why the MTA is having one appreciation day event at an area that appeals to white, middle-class voters.

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That aside, don’t you think that riders of Light Rail and other forms of MTA transit would certainly appreciate safe, on time, cost-effective transit service a hell of a lot more than they do free snacks? Wouldn’t proper management of the MTA, and a clean sweep of MTA senior leadership show more commitment to transit riders than just a glorified press event?

Once again, the MTA shows that it has failed to get a grip on how bad their transit system woes really are…..


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