News Tagged With: fare-evasion
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November 18, 2014

Chicago targeting abuse of free, reduced fare cards

Regulations for free and reduced-fare programs — which include seniors, persons with disabilities, U-Pass, student fares and other categories — stipulate that those cards can only be used by the individual identified on the card and can’t be transferred.


November 12, 2014

5 ways riders skip out on fares

NJ TRANSIT Enforcement officers periodically check passengers' tickets, but are not at every station every day. For some, their absence is an invitation for some passengers not to buy a ticket.


May 9, 2013

UTA may disband transit police

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

New MBTA security helps ward off fare evasion, crime

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

Fare evasion losses doubled for B.C.’s TransLink

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

TransLink cracks down on fare cheats

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

TransLink tweeting warnings to fare cheats

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

N.Y. MTA increasing bus patrols to catch fare evaders

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

Bus fare cheats cost N.Y. MTA $50M annually

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

Free rides on Mass.’ ‘T’ coming to an end

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.


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