Stupidity strikes Capital Metro again

<RANT> I was on the bus yesterday and noticed a “Rider Advisory” stating that Capital Metro will no longer publish their schedule book, but will instead post it on the internet. The statement goes as follows: Due to declining use, more reliance on the web and cost-cutting measures, Capital Metro will not print the Destinations […]

Austin Taxi Service

For those not “in the know”, there are 3 taxi companies in Austin.  The largest and possibly the oldest is Yellow Cab, then Austin Cab, and finally the smallest & newest Lone Star Cab.  I’ve recently had the “honor” of experiencing rides with all 3. Yellow Cab has over 500 cabs in Austin, so of […]

Adventures in Customer Service

Ugh.  I tried for no less than an hour and a half today, to get ahold of a live person either at the local greyhound station or on their 800 number and couldn’t manage it with either.  The local station rings and rings before finally (after about 4 minutes of ringing) transferring me to the […]

Fire the CapMet Board

Capital Metro has gotten the board to agree to their fee doubling in a 2-step increment.  so the regular fare will go from $0.50 to $0.75 then eventually to a $1.00 fare. They claim that they need the money.  This claim is false because they neglected to report that they’ve already essentially raised their fare […]

Happiness?

Quote of the Day “Most true happiness comes from one’s inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. Admittedly, a good inner life is hard to achieve, especially in these trying times. It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline.” – W. L. Shirer I do agree with one assertion that he left out […]