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4 arrests made in Mass. paratransit fare hike protest

They blocked a street outside the State House, demanding more funding to avoid future fare increases on senior citizens and disabled riders. Four were arrested. The move follows Gov. Deval Patrick administration doubling fares for door-to-door paratransit service last year.

NJ Transit employees arrested for fare fraud

Two workers allegedly recruited passengers to ride the train, but didn’t have them purchase a ticket. Instead the riders paid them a discounted rate. Prosecutors say that the employees then pocketed the cash, which added up to thousands of dollars in lost fares.