The new price of a bus, tram, trolleybus amounted to 12 rubles instead of 10 domestic Dengies. However, we will not bore readers with a detailed digitalie, and it is so clear that officials of words do not throw words into the wind. Do that they promise. And they even try to justify their decisions. In particular, the rise in the cost of travel in electric trains was explained by “rising prices for energy resources and machine -building products”. However, the explanation is not so valuable, because it has long lost the novelty. Recently, state men are engaged in the fact that they solve the problems of holes in the budget by increasing tariffs for services, that is, at our account. Let us recall at least last year’s riot of the old people about the monetization of benefits, or the whole increasing desire of the authorities to completely shift to our shoulders payment of the cost of the distress of housing and communal complex, which at the same time does not provide these very 100 percent services. This, as they say, is in a large. Small troubles of this kind are pouring on our heads, like generous Moscow rain. However, the rise in the cost of transport services is no longer comparable to a slight rain, but with an intense hail that hits the head and pocketly painfully and with enviable regularity. The cost of transport services is a huge expense item for residents of especially the region near Moscow, especially where there is no other transport, except for the minibus. The owners of such routes, apparently, are not limited in rights, because they endlessly increase travel prices. And by the way, they focus on the fare in the train. You don’t have to be lustful and you can’t pass without payment. But in electric trains during the peak hours of “hares”, like Grandfather Mazai in a boat.
As a resident of the nearest Moscow region, it happens to me to use the services of suburban trains. It looks approximately so. The train who has come up, already crowded with people, besieges the crowd. Working intensively with elbows, fists and knees, you still have a chance to squeeze inside. If the pressure was not enough, because in the morning they overcome lethargy and lamps, then you will be content with a picture of the outgoing train, from the slaughtered doors of which female handbags and floors of clothing stick out outside. Having gathered forces by the time the next train arrived, overcoming incredible obstacles, you find yourself closely pressed to someone’s chest and throughout the way you briefly and often inhale the smells of someone else’s non-stale clothing. It is also gratifying that the path is unfinished. Very soon this crowd will fall into the platform of the first Moscow station, where there are no turnstiles and move towards the nearest metro. All. The morning nightmare is over. With a large degree of malice, I would like to say that members of the government who make responsible decisions do not know about these terrible raids, because they have not been using any other transport for a long time, however, they probably know about them. And knowledge this multiplies their sadness. Perhaps that is why the hand does not rise for such transport services to charge money from all passengers. It is easier to shift the payment of all costs to those unfortunate people who need to reach every morning to stations with turnstiles, and therefore paying for travel. So they are paying full for “rising prices for energy resources and mechanical engineering products”. And most importantly, they pay dutifully, almost not grummer. And if so, then why improve the quality of services, equip the stations with turnstiles, forcing malicious defaulters to become law -abiding passengers, increase the culture of transportation and … reduce travel prices for all. Why organize transport routes that could compete with not knowledgeable holding in raising prices for their services to “minibuses”? Why build roads, finally, the poor condition of which also costs the price of the passage? Why all this, when you can simply increase prices from time to time, without caring about where those who are not a member of the government, but is an ordinary citizen with a not very large salary, take money for it. For expensive transport, for payment of unreasonably rising prices for housing and communal services, for overcoming planned and unscheduled inflation, for expensive medicines for their old people, to study their children. Of course, we are not evil people, but sometimes I really want to exclaim: “So that the official lives like that!””