On Thursday, May 1st, peak season officially begins with an additional surcharge applied to vehicle/driver fares for non-frequent users. The following link has more detailed information. Please select route and date on or after May 1, 2008
This alert was sent on 4/29/2008 at 1:12PM.
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Every year it drives me crazy and I respond with my suggestions.
Why can't we just have the summer rate be the "regular" rate and then have a "winter" or "Off-Season" rate that is lower? Wouldn't you rather have a discount during the winter than being told you're paying a surcharge in the summer? I'm sure tourists would.
Same money, just sounds a lot better. And when rates do go up, why does it have to be at the same time as the summer surcharge? (I know, no increase this year, but . . .).
Wouldn't it go over better if, when rate increases are added, that they be added when the rates drop?
Perhaps they would then be accused of trying to fool us, but I still like the idea of an "off season" discount in the slower winter months. Or, why change rates at all, set a rate that is appropriate and charge the same rate all year 'round. Only make changes when the fares go up. Seems that could save some money along the way.