Why some commuter railroads are going cashless

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Why some commuter railroads are going cashless
Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Friday, February 02, 2018 2:39 PM

Some transit systems are now going cashless. You should see the look on the conducters face on MARC/B&0 when I try to buy a ticket from Brunswick MD to Martinsburgh WV with quarters and dimes. Last couple of years he has said just sit down and dont even bother. Everyday the MARC conducters had to go into the MARC Brunswick Station and turn in the cash with a couple of sheets of paperwork before they go home. Meanwhile there counterparts on the CSX/VRE line just hop in their cars and just go home. My experance trying to pay with loose change on Metro North is that since I am only going up 3 stops is that they dont have time to fumble with change when they have 500 other people to deal with. So the following picture is from Buffalo NFTA whoes transit police issued a summons for a POP failure to pay ticket-

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