Just looked at this thread for the first time in ages, and it makes me grumpy. I had some $25 pre-Covid on a first-gen card that expired during pandemic. I walked out to Packard’s Corner in May of 2022 for an early meeting. After, it was sunny and hot, so I tried to get on the B Line but the driver said my card was expired. (He was nice enough to still let me ride back into town, gratis.)
Of course, there was no one at Copley who had a “new” card, much less any info on how to transfer my balance if I could find a “new” card. They told me to go to DTX. Which, ended my reliance on the T to get around the few times a year I can’t/won’t walk or drive myself. Screw it, I’ll simply take a cab and submit for reimbursement to my Office of Accounting. I don’t have the time to waste going to the piss-smelling hell that is the DTX concourse. The T is its own worst enemy.