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Trolley Pass Black Market Pops Up at Border

Since our local Metropolitan Transit System changed the trolley fares and how the bus and trolley transfers worked in 2009, riding the trolley has become very expensive.

Before with a trolley ticket or a bus tranfer you could transfer within two hours and not have to buy another ticket if going in the same direction. But today for the same trip, you need to buy a $5 dollar day pass, or pay $2.50 each time you transfer.

Ever since that happened, people have been trying to find ways on how to get tickets more cheaper, or just by asking riders going back to Mexico for their day pass.

I have noticed from going to Tijuana on a daily basis that people in Tijuana are asking trolley riders for their day passes or even buying them for one dollar and then reselling them to people crossing back to San Ysidro.

Before I used to see about five or six people selling tickets, but now I see over 20 people offering you the tickets for 35 pesos or $2.50.

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Since our local Metropolitan Transit System changed the trolley fares and how the bus and trolley transfers worked in 2009, riding the trolley has become very expensive.

Before with a trolley ticket or a bus tranfer you could transfer within two hours and not have to buy another ticket if going in the same direction. But today for the same trip, you need to buy a $5 dollar day pass, or pay $2.50 each time you transfer.

Ever since that happened, people have been trying to find ways on how to get tickets more cheaper, or just by asking riders going back to Mexico for their day pass.

I have noticed from going to Tijuana on a daily basis that people in Tijuana are asking trolley riders for their day passes or even buying them for one dollar and then reselling them to people crossing back to San Ysidro.

Before I used to see about five or six people selling tickets, but now I see over 20 people offering you the tickets for 35 pesos or $2.50.

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The price for public transit is going so high

that 70% of all riders in center city san diego are seniors. With President Obama being de-facto chairman of (GM) "Government motors" which he uses as an advertising conduit to gain control of the tv medium the saying public transit was constructed so no one would give up his car is sauce. The monthly vig for most new cars in tv ads start at $ 199 a month. A regular monthly pass will be near that plateau soon.

Dec. 17, 2010

Even at $199 a month, that's still a bargain compared to car payments + gas, insurance, parking and tolls...

Dec. 17, 2010

"...trying to find ways on how to get tickets more cheaper..."

Si Señor, me want ticket cheap too comprhende

Dec. 18, 2010

Mass transit ridership increases in the future is are myth to allow more Density along Urban Transit Corridors (aka Linear Ghettos) by City Planners...

Anybody with enough money to NOT have to sit it next to a stinky passenger and get off the trolley or bus a night will seek other modes of transportation.

To think otherwise is to listen to all the NIMBY folks that are pushing MA$$ Transit on US yet will not ride it themselves because it: A. Is Unsafe. B. Takes too long to get where you want to go. C. Is Unsafe. D. Is too expensive (see above). E. Is Unsafe. F. Hard to navigate as a Senior or as a person with packages, G. Is Unsafe H. No fun. I.. Scary at Night and Really Really Scary Late at night!

Dec. 18, 2010

LOL... I ride the trolley all the time, and I am not THAT stinky. On the other hand, when I'm sitting there and scribbling in the margins of a calculus book, that could be scary...

Dec. 20, 2010

You can't have your Pi and radians too!

Dec. 21, 2010

RE: Before I used to see about five or six people selling tickets, but now I see over 20 people offering you the tickets for 35 pesos or $2.50...

That's recycling, which is good for the Planet... Why litter when someone else can use it!

Dec. 21, 2010

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