May 9, 2013
Also considering ending customer service duties so the squad can focus on serious enforcement that only they can perform. The agency’s GM said that one advantage to having the police force is conducting fare enforcement, because it reduces confrontations, making riders feel safer.
November 9, 2012
Implemented a front-door-only boarding policy, added surveillance cameras and stationed more officers near automatic fare collection to deter fare evasion and crime. The measures have proven successful so far, agency officials said.
October 25, 2012
Coast Mountain Bus and TransLink bus drivers recorded unpaid fares 2.5 million times last year. The actual number is expected to be higher. A recent TransLink audit found fare evasion across the system rose 120% from an estimated $6.6 million in losses in 2001 to $14.5 million last year.
September 4, 2012
New law allows both transit police and transit security to issue fare evasion tickets and send those that go unpaid to collection agencies. People who don’t pay could risk losing renewal or issue of a driver's license or vehicle registration.
August 2, 2012
Posting updates of where and when some SkyTrain fare stings will run. The agency estimates it loses $7 million a year through fare evasion.
July 24, 2012
The idea behind the use of the Eagle Team patrols is two-fold, first to serve as a deterrent against fare evasion and second to assist the NYPD, particularly notifying them about “hot spots” — locations where fare evasion is a problem.
June 20, 2012
Upped its estimate from $14 million each year. The agency is looking into fare evasion deterrents that would include more police enforcement.
April 11, 2012
Agency hopes to prevent future fare evasion by retiring its 12-ride pass and six-month expiration, and replacing it with a 10-ride pass good for 30 days.
March 28, 2012
While it does have the authority to issue the $173 tickets, it is the responsibility of the provincial automobile insurance agency ICBC to collect fines when people choose to pay them, but ICBC has no authority to force people to pay.
March 6, 2012
Credit card fraud at ticket machines peaked in May of last year before installation of the new system, which requires customers to provide their zip code as part of the verification process. The rail service expects to save over $5 million.
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