Bus error in your favor

CDTA busWe heard from a few people this morning that their CDTA ride was free because something was wrong with the fare boxes on the buses.

It sounds like this was just a case of the transit rider gods smiling briefly upon Albany. We checked the situation with CDTA's Margo Janack -- she emailed back this afternoon:

The issue occurred this morning (just on Albany buses) while the farebox computer system was being downloaded with updated software. It was fixed within the computer system just a few minutes after the glitch occurred, but the Albany buses were all ready out servicing customers and could not be individually probed until they came back in later this morning. The situation is completely remedied at this time.

(Thanks, Anonymous and others)

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I strive to be high-minded, but sentences like these make it tough:

"the Albany buses were all ready out servicing customers and could not be individually probed"

Let's just say its not the misspelling that caught my attention.

Hehe. "Servicing customers?" "Individually probed?"

Does CDTA have some sort of new messaging strategy?

I guess it would fit with the advertisement I saw on the side of a CDTA bus in Latham today: "Free Condoms! Get Some."

So the aliens like 'em big and blue, eh?

Well, at least it wasn't a group probing. 'Cause that would be wrong.

So sad that we don't get to see a witty Pantaloons comment to this sort of thing anymore. Oh well, plenty of other people compulsively commenting here and on other area blogs just to attempt to pointlessly drive traffic to their boring blogs and twitter feeds.

Herbie, I totally agree.

I get it herbie. Humor offends you. You're expecting the Washinton Post, and all you got was AllOverAlbany. I was also shocked - where are the hard hitting in-depth reports?! I want C-SPAN coverage! Truth is, this blog is about what's happening in the capital region. Witty, funny comments are no more out of place than your snarky attack on another commenter. To quote Ben Frankilin "Arguing on the internet is like the Special Olympics. Even if you win, you're still retarded."

I don't have a blog, twitter feed, or a website. I do like to add my two cents, see where it goes, perhaps make a joke... so let's be honest- isn't that REALLY why Al Gore invented the internet?

@daleyplanit

I am sorry to read your offensive reference to Special Olympics. We need to raise awareness that such demeaning comments are not just cosmetic, harmless, and all in fun. Obama slipped up recently and had the grace and class to acknowledge how tacky his comment was and apologize sincerely for it.

Humor at the expense of another innocent person (or group of people) is really not funny and diminishes the one who perpetuates it. And yes, AOA, the web site that publishes it.

@km: the fact that comments are accepted doesn't mean they are "endorsed".

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