Welcome to Twitter Tuesday, a weekly feature here at The Source in which we’ll round up the latest Metro related tweets in the Twitterverse. To follow Metro on Twitter just search for @MetroLosAngeles. We recommend adding the #MetroLosAngeles tag to your tweets to get our attention.
And when it comes to complaints, the best way to get them addressed is to use the Customer Comment Form on Metro.net. There you can provide all the detail needed so that customer service reps may best address your problems.
tykejohnson @metrolosangeles would be nice if the busdrivers were told this information http://twitpic.com/3r2k42
Complaints and criticism:
ohaijoe @metrolosangeles Mind teaching 20 line how to deal with cyclists in #dtla ? Safe passing/following dist., lay off the horn, etc. #bikela
sunny_Menagerie @metrolosangeles you need to lower bus costs bc your service is horrible
sunny_Menagerie @metrolosangeles i honestly dont feel safe when crazy homeless people are on the bus…youre gonna end up being sued when one attacks
Kudos and Compliments:
Kythera Good morning thus far, with the 108 right on time! #metrolosangeles
kenyaw Wow. @metrolosangeles announced over the #Compton station loudspeaker that SB trains board on the LA (NB) side tonight. Thanks! #GoodService
Observations in transit plus a few good ideas, after the jump.
Observations in transit:
igetrad i just got a TAP from a ticket machine at union st! the best part is that you’re FINALLY able to add cash to the cards! @metrolosangeles
sirinya47 On a transit oriented adventure via @bigbluebus and @metrolosangeles (@ George’s Greek Cafe w/ 2 others) http://4sq.com/ew9gUU
GaryRidesBikes On the Metro 720 heading west. Elvis has left the bus. #metrolosangeles
AnarchyGarden @veggiealchemy I would LOVE to take @metrolosangeles! I’m intervewing Tuesday so I’ll get a chance to see if Metro is a possibility.
loveandhatela you truly dont care when you openly #pickyournose while riding the bus. lets just say it was not #ladylike. @metrolosangeles #LA
ginnycase Ladies only trains? @metrolosangeles is seemingly ladies only all the time…all the momma’s say yeahhhhhhhhh.
hnjohnso I feel like @metrolosangeles having the first major transit agency bus fleet be clean-burning should be more of a big deal than it seems.
kenyaw @metrolosangeles a lot of #BlueLine riders don’t have mobile twitter or web access. One patron said “you’re part of that twitter generation”
jonberrydesign @MetroLosAngeles should hold a food truck event with a truck or 2 at every stop; you can ride the rails sampling different trucks all day
NeelSodha Are people texting and driving b/c they are bored driving? Want to text, twitter, and facebook while on the move, Go Metro #metrolosangeles
NathanUnbound @Zipcar Thanks! I’m sure @villaraigosa & @metrolosangeles would agree that Zipcars at Union Station would create some great synergies.
Categories: Feedback, Twitter Tuesdays
Great, I’m going to get it now.
This is very very exciting! How soon until you are able to add value in all the rail stations?
Good question and we’re not sure yet. We should be posting about it soon.
Thanks for reading,
Editor, The Source
Thanks! Great report!
It looks like it’s only on machines in Union Station?
JWalker64, check this out: http://www.plusmetro.com/archive/all/2011/01/12/tap-20-overview
Could we get an official confirmation of igetrad’s report that Metro TAP cards now have the cash purse function?
This would save me from treks out to El Monte or Culver City to refill my TAP card…