08 November 2011

One of Our Token Booths Is Missing

The budget-strapped MTA has been cutting back on token booth attendants for years. I know that. But I always assumed the booths themselves would remain as a kind of show of faith that in a distant flusher future, they would come back to life. But at some point in the dead of night, the MTA recently ripped out the booth at the northern entrance of my stop on the F line, Carroll Street. Put up some new tile work, too, which only shows us how dirty the other tiles actually are.


Carol Gardens said...

Actually, it was not in the dead of night. That entrance was closed for two days while they ripped it out. I saw the action!

Ken Mac said...

that booth is now in Idaho, or Montana, or maybe China, being melted down for scrap.