When my car broke down last month, and I needed to be in Montpelier for a story, I hopped on Chittenden County Transportation Authority’s LINK Express. While regular bus riders are probably smart enough to buy prepaid swipe cards, I climbed on board with a pocket full of fives and tens.
The one-way fare was $4. So when I slid my $5 bill into the fare box, I expected to hear the sweet sound of four quarters clanging into the coin-return slot. But I never heard it. The machine didn’t have a coin-return slot. Damn thing just kept my dollar.... Read more
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