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Old 11-20-2013, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Actually that is really cool, I didn't know they started doing that either..
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I know I pay. On #15 this afternoon most showed a monthly pass.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:57 PM
 
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I use the app--so much easier.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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My husband and I pay every time! Never occurred to me not to ... Just wasn't raised that way.
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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This is my burning Portland question. I don't ride the MAX on a regular basis but whenever I do, invariably it seems like I am the only person at the platform using the ticket machine. Almost to the point that I feel funny buying the ticket. I know TriMet does occasional sweeps to catch free-riders, so I can't figure out what everyone else is doing. Do most people buy a monthly pass (at $100 a pop, not really worth it unless you ride almost every day). Or are most people rolling the dice and free loading off the system?
Yes, you are the only one.

The people of Portland thank you for making the entire transit system possible for the rest of us.
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:10 PM
 
Location: bend oregon
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i always get my ticket on the bus because then i have more time to use it and dont have to buy another ticket.
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:22 PM
 
Location: The greatest state of them all, Oregon.
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I occasionally wonder if the people next to me paid for their ticket, as I see very few actually doing that act. But I also know there are numerous variances that would allow me to not see them paying for it, so I tend to just have the attitude, "assume they paid and don't judge." Makes things go easier on my stress level.
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:09 PM
 
Location: bend oregon
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i actually have a year pass but i lost it so now i compromise and just pay when i get off the max on the bus
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:18 PM
 
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I'm new to Portland so forgive me if this has been asked before but why doesn't the MAX have turnstiles or gates of any kind? Seems like that would solve a lot of issues...
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:29 PM
 
Location: bend oregon
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they could do that then lower the cost of the tickets
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