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D.C. Metro pass sales down by half

In the four months following a large fare hike and a change in offerings, the agency sold 353,798 passes — down from 628,648 in same period in 2011.

BART worker fired for giving teen free passes

Station agent Jim Stanek gave $300 in train passes with unused balances to a needy teenager. He thought the tickets were going to be discarded. The agency says the leftover balances go toward BART’s general fund.

Two charged with stealing transit passes from shredding co.

Two men have been charged with stealing 80,000 prepaid Translink transit passes, worth an estimated $153,000, from the shredding company where they were employed. The passes were sent to the facility to be destroyed after an April 2010 fare increase.

SEPTA pass labels anger transgendered riders

Activists are protesting the agency’s use of passes with labels indicating “male” or “female.” The agency claims it is trying to prevent riders from sharing passes.

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