Don’t Let Surge Pricing Get You

July 14, 2018 - 2 minutes read

 

We can all agree that loyalty should be rewarded. Except for the MBTA.

It used to be really easy to park at the edges of the rail system and take the T in, but now with fare hikes and the recent parking rate increase, this option is getting pricier, without any added benefit.

The pricing mainly* affects the people who commute into the city every day. You know, people that have to commute into the city every day. It’s one thing trying to scrape up some extra money from a group of dudes going to the Zac Brown Band, but they’re increasing the rate so much it’s like every average Joe commuter has to pay for parking AND buy the MBTA a large iced-coffee from Dunks.

Between Uber and the MBTA, surge pricing is rising. It’s a tipped over vacuum that’s gonna suck in as much in as it can. Besides committing to biking, you could try using SPOT? Your hamstrings won’t be as strong, but as a SPOT user, you can find a parking spot close to your event without paying a garage, the MBTA, or Uber.

Really what it comes down to is that you shouldn’t penalize the people that rely on you. Local politics is time-consuming. Your wallet speaks volumes.

***The pricing may also affect people that go to concerts at Fenway Park, but that’s okay. If you’re going to America’s most beloved ballpark for anything other than baseball, you should pay double the price of an average box seat.

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