Rail

Fare evaders could cost Minn. Metro $1.5M annually

Posted on April 8, 2015

Michael Hicks
Michael Hicks

MINNEAPOLIS — An audit released Tuesday by the Metropolitan Council found that fare evaders on Metro Transit’s light rail system could cost the agency up to $1.5 million annually in lost revenue, the Star Tribune reported.

The 20-page report prepared by the regional planning agency found that “fare evasion” is worse on the nearly year-old Green Line, which connects the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul. All told, the audit showed losses on the Blue Line of $4,600 to $6,400 a week while those on the Green Line ranged from $11,100 to $21,800 a week. If those losses were to continue, it could cost Metro Transit up to $1.47 million a year. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Bombardier wins bid to build new NJ TRANSIT railcars

The order for 113 Multilevel III passenger vehicles, the largest order for railcars in recent years by NJ TRANSIT, will allow the agency to replace the oldest railcars in its fleet.

Clever Devices to replace Metra tracking, announcement systems

The contract also calls for a test on 11 cars of an automatic passenger counting system that uses cameras in the entrances.

DC Streetcar hits 3 million passenger milestone

As the system nears the third anniversary of passenger service along the H/Benning corridor, plans to expand the 2.4 mile system continue to move forward.

NYC Transit begins boosting speed on subway lines

The speed limit changes already approved increase speeds generally in the 10-to-20-mph range to speeds that reach 40 mph.

Valley Metro celebrates 10-year 'Railversary'

There has been $11 billion of investment and 35,000 jobs created within one-half mile of the 26-mile corridor, according to a report.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation