MBTA Cash Management

While I am apparently required to have exact change, even though exact change is an exact annoyance, the Boston T isn’t even sophisticated enough to take my money in a 21st Century way.

Check out this old school cash box at a random T station.

Not only does that seem that I could make my own change if need be, might the MBTA workers have a little too much temptation to count the cash with a “one for them, one for me” pocket-the-cash action?

Maybe you might wanna see if Boston can upgrade – down in DC, we’ve been whipping out Smartrip cards for years now. Hell, we can even refill the cards on the bus!

1 Comment so far

  1. J (unregistered) on May 29th, 2006 @ 9:13 am

    Just another example of how backward the “T” is. Picking these little tidbits out isn’t hard.

    I would like to see what would happen to the general pathetic nature of out transportation system if a serious attempt to privatize it was launched. Can you imagine the indignation?


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