[nfbwatlk] Acquiring your ORCA card

Lauren Merryfield lauren1 at catliness.com
Fri Feb 5 03:06:54 CST 2010

I heard about the problem and the change to March first on the news.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kay Burrows" <theladykathryn4one at juno.com>
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Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 11:22 AM
Subject: [nfbwatlk] Acquiring your ORCA card

> On January 27th I was at a Joint meeting of  Metro's two advisory groups 
> and
> the CEO of Metro, Kevin Desmond , was there for a little over an hour. 
> One
> of the issues that was discussed with him was  the effect of the poor
> planning for disabled persons and seniors to get their new ORCA cards. He
> freely admitted the process was poorly thought out and executed.  He
> promised that the ORCA card subscribers that are disabled or seniors, 
> would
> be sorted out from the huge lines and taken to an auxiliary  location 
> within
> the 2nd and Jackson facility where there would be chairs available and the
> lines would be shorter.  He admitted many errors and promised involvement
> with the disabled and senior communities to consult and inform  before any
> major change affecting these groups would be implimentted in the future.. 
> If
> all you use is Metro and Metro only you will not need an Orca card.  Just
> this piece of information would have reduced the lines.  The time for
> getting a free ORCA card has been extended as a result of all the problems
> expensed in January.
> Hopefully those of you who need to get your ORCA card at 2nd and Jackson
> will find the changes to be in effect and the process to be less than an
> hour and much much easier.  Mr. Desmond did promise notification of the
> correct and newer process in a very prompt manner.
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