Yesterday was the first day that I rode a "Metro Flyer." They are the long (double long as regular buses) red Cap Metro rides that stop at the fancy bus stops. That's right, there is such a thing as a fancy bus stop. All the Metro Flyer bus stops have shade and benches. They have a QR code so you can scan and get real time updates on the bus you are hoping to catch. Inside they are roomy and made to make your feel cool for riding the bus. They have QR scanners inside as well -- which allow you to scan the code off of the CapMetro app on your phone to take care of your fare.
They also cost more to ride (of course). They don't cost "more enough" to cover the increased cost of riding these buses. They only cost "more enough" to keep most "regular bus" riders off the red buses.
I only rode the Flyer for part of my bus journey. The rest of my journey was on the "regular" bus. Where the stops don't always have shade, where the buses are crowded and where there are no scanners on the bus to make using your bus phone app and be easily used. The regular bus was crammed with people. But it also contained people I knew and people who talked to the bus driver.
I don't mind new things. At all. In fact I love them.
Right now I am frustrated because, once again, it feels like the poor folks are subsidizing the folks that have more means. No one is calling that an "entitlement."