MARC to reinstate fee for on-board purchases
The MARC commuter train system will resume its policy of collecting a $3 surchage from passengers who board at a station where they coould have bought a ticket from a vending machine, the Maryland Transit Administration has announced.
The charge, which had been waived for the past six months to allow customers to get used to the newly installed machines at some of its stations, will be reinstated Nov. 2, according to the MTA.
An employee of the MTA's public affairs office said MARC conductors have been "inundated" wiith riders attempting to buy tickets. She said that making change on the purchases is "burdensome" on conductors."