Since it's politically unwise to raise fares during a recession and ticket sales pay for only about half of what it costs to run MARC, we're looking at a continually beleaguered commuter system for the forseeable future.
The only way at this point to push for improvements is to show up en mass at events where top MARC officials speak to the public.
So come to Union Station tomorrow between 4 and 7 to let the MARC managers know what it costs you to be late to work on a weekly basis because of system delays.
More info below-
From: Maryland Transit Administration
Subject: MTA: Meet the MARC Management on Thursday,12-10-09 from 4-7pm. www.mtamaryland.com
Sent: Dec 8, 2009 2:03 PM
Reminder: Meet the MARC Management on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at Union Station from 4-7pm. A MARC employee, proficient in American Sign Language will be on location to assist with questions and concerns.
December 8, 2009 2:00 PM
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