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Yeah, I wish it made more sense too.
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When I pay my train ticket I hate it if
the controller doesn't pass by. I
so much money for it, so I demand
have it checked, otherwise I feel
extremely silly to have bought a
ticket at all.
In another time and another place I
wouldn't mind, for example in the
when you could reasonably
assume all the other passengers
bought a ticket. But I know a lot of
the train, tramway or the
underground without a ticket. They
are stealing from me, the honest
ticket buyer, so let me check them.
Everyone wears the ticket visibly for
all other passengers. In those
you are made to wear at
for example. At least you can put it
on your knee or the table or
something when you sit down.
becomes a law you can expect
special adaptations to coats and
to put your ticket in.
If you see someone without a ticket
you send a message to the
that he should come over to your
compartment and you give the
number of the chair that should be
Those with guts can remind the
fellow passenger to put his or her
ticket up visibly. "Excuse me, I can't
see your ticket, perhaps you forgot
to put it up?"
||The ticket collectors on Metro North trains have little slips they can clip to show destinations that they tuck into the tops of people's seats after seeing their tickets, thus providing a very obvious visual flag. (They go along collecting these slips up again right before the marked destination.)
||Seems to me that your public transport services need to beef up their ticket collection procedures if so many people are riding for free.
||how about RRFI tickets, little transmitting microchips that mark when a paying customer comes on board.
||Train tickets tha say "Hello my Name is:" ... "Thats where I met your mother ... "
||Right along with what [SystemAdmin] mentioned....
||Where I used to go snowboarding we had season passes with an RF chip that allowed you through a turnstyle when you neared the sensor. There was always one or two people to make sure that the passes were not handed back to another person or something mischevious.
|| I don't know if any types of public transportation have adopted this technology, but I thought it was effective and efficent....