MATA speak translated to English

So this got posted on the MATA Facebook page today:

We are growing! In order to install the special track work that will allow us to open our new Olive St. line,The McKinney Avenue Trolley will be operating a reduced route and schedule from August 13th. Through Sept. 30th. Trolleys will operate every 20 minutes on our Northern loop ONLY. 7:00 am till 10:00 pm Monday through Friday, and 10:00 am till 10:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.

This route will serve the West Village and DART’s City Place-Uptown Station as well as Cole Ave. Street cars will turn back North at McKinney and Allen St. Alternate access to Downtown via McKinney and St. Paul is available on DART Bus route 39 which picks up at 2821 McKinney Ave. Where the trolley’s will turn around to head back to West Village.

I took the liberty of developing the following translation:

For six weeks, our entire operation will be reduced to running a loop that is under two miles. We know it’s the hottest part of the summer, but y’all can manage to find your way on a city bus I’m sure. Although we will be covering substantially less distance than usual, we plan to decrease our service interval from every 15 minutes to every 20 minutes – hell, everybody needs a paid break, right? That really shouldn’t be much of an inconvenience since we rarely manage to keep our posted schedule anyway. This whole thing is more about our hobby than your need to get someplace on time.

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