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July 2015

This month has been a continuation on seeing a psychologist which through addressing other issues of my life will hopefully reduce the pain. I did wanted to take the dogs for their annual check up, but this didn’t work out the way I wanted it too. Got some work on the ACTA Document done, although, still a bit of effort that needs to be done. Otherwise – this month has been relatively quiet. And it is months like this where it is a struggle to get a paragraph for the whole month on why I no longer do daily or weekly life updates.

Thoughts on PAT’s Fare Simplification

Obviously, those that live in Pittsburgh will know PAT as the local public transit system here. Most people I know have a Love/Hate relationship with it. Most people will not deny that PAT is needed in some form or fashion, but most don’t like many things that have been done. Recently, PAT asked for opinions on how to adjust their fare system, and like always, they hadn’t done it truly correctly. They asked if people will approve or disapprove on the basics of changes, but offered no real method of addressing the opinion of those changes.

So, what would I do, and what will qualify me? First, I have been riding the bus system almost all of my life. I seen it in its best, and in its worst. In addition, I have been a Connect Card user since it was made available as a BETA to the public. And as a disabled adult, I am also using it as a half fare card. This means I am touching with personal experiences on many aspects of the fare system. I currently live in the Zone 1 fare, and rarely if at all enter Zone 2, but I can understand the frustration one in Zone 2 might have. This post is my personal thoughts on what should be done with the fare system based on the current system design. I personally feel that the PAT system needs to be completely overhauled and redeveloped under a perspective of people that use the system rather than what is being fling against the wall now.

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Week 43 – 2014

Not much happened this week. Being this is the end of the month, things are relatively quiet. I did some work on the document that I need to finish. I have just a month or two to complete everything, and I am assuming there will be at least 100 pages. As for plans for the next week, I will expect to get my benefits, and I may have to go in for jury duty. Otherwise, no other plans for the most part.