Transit and Tasties

I am not happy about the SEPTA increase. I already pay far too much for my Zone 2 pass. I would love to know exactly how they ended up in a hole this deep and why no one is holding them accountable for trimming fat off the top instead of screwing customers harder. With their budget deficit you’d expect their corporate offices to be a few cubicles with a single buzzing, flickering light bulb in a cheap rent district. I have a feeling things at 1234 Market Street are quite cozy. Have they slashed their management? Have the top tiers taken pay cuts? Why the heck did they open a transit museum instead of saving money? I’m baffled. They need to get an Office Space style consulting firm in there to slash and burn.

On a lighter note, I came across this concise and useful guide to shopping in a farmer’s market today from One of their tips is to ask for recipes, so you can make your own yummies. This will come in especially handy if you enjoyed dining at Astral Plane. The cozy little spot served their last meal this past weekend and is now up for sale.

3 Comments so far

  1. Jeff (unregistered) on July 2nd, 2007 @ 7:16 pm

    You know why? – It’s Philadelphia!
    Sometimes, I really think that this city hates itself, and that is the reason behind nothing getting done.

  2. Paul (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2007 @ 11:14 am

    Yeah, I realized that while growing up in Philadelphia in the 70s and 80s. Wasn’t until I returned to Portland, OR in the late 90s that I saw a city and people that loved their different levels of community and place.

    I tried to PAY for parking at the Fern Rock park and ride lot. The machine wasn’t accepting my money…short of it was, it was a PARKING Authority lot, and the SEPTA attendant told me it was THEIR problem. But I protested, I wanted to ride on HIS/SEPTA’s system, so shouldn’t they see to it that their customers could park (AND PAY-I WAS WILLING TO PAY!)without fear of a ticket, towing or booting?!

    A once great, world-class city collapsed on its’ own bad taste, indifference and incompetence.

  3. Brandyn (unregistered) on July 4th, 2007 @ 12:08 pm

    In my rant I missed the part about Astral Plane at first pass. They can’t close!! I had my wedding dinner there! I’m going to cry now..

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