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Fare Evasion

November 8, 2019, 6am PST
Two jokes in one: The Onion reports a totally fake news story about New York builds a super expensive fake subway station just to bust fare evaders.
The Onion
October 11, 2019, 9am PDT
Sound Transit says its fare enforcement system is design to be unbiased, but analysis about fare evader data indicates disparities.
The Seattle Times
August 2, 2019, 5am PDT
Satirical news website The Onion turns up the heat on New York politicians, this time flipping the tables of the fare evasion debate.
The Onion
July 29, 2019, 10am PDT
How far is BART willing to go to stop people from jumping fare gates? Social media users have called new fare gates "skull crushers" and "inverted guillotines."
KQED
April 3, 2019, 12pm PDT
More social justice advocates in more cities are winning the argument that transit fare evasion punishments don't fit the crime.
PlanPhilly
March 6, 2019, 5am PST
A new plan will phase out cash fare payments on buses and trolleys, but many of the details are still up in the air.
The Boston Globe
January 18, 2019, 12pm PST
Rather than simply being punitive, the Dutch rail carrier is trying to find cost effective ways to collect fares and make riders feel welcome.
CityLab
December 13, 2018, 6am PST
Stiff penalties for transit fare evasion have come under fire as a tool of discrimination, and cities have taken notice.
Governing
November 14, 2018, 11am PST
The D.C. Council voted, 11-2, to decriminalize fare evasion on the D.C. Metro transit system. The council will have to vote one more time to confirm the new policy.
The Washington Post
July 23, 2018, 11am PDT
Transit can advance social equity and provide access to opportunity—but only if agencies work for inclusive planning and resource allocation.
Streetsblog USA
March 12, 2018, 10am PDT
Fines will be waived for low-income riders, among other changes aimed at bringing "fairness and equity" to TriMet's enforcement system.
KOIN6
November 21, 2017, 6am PST
The District may soon remove criminal penalties from fare evasion with a proposal that would lower fines and strike the possibility of jail time.
The Washington Post
September 5, 2017, 8am PDT
Most of the few people that are jumping fares on the New York subway are doing so out of necessity. One branch of the city government has decided that busting fare evaders isn't worth the trouble.
Marketplace
November 16, 2016, 6am PST
American transit systems are increasingly moving to structures that allow pre-paying and all-door boarding. David Meyer argues that these systems have proven their worth and fears of fare evasion aren't enough to justify inferior services.
StreetsBlog NYC
February 27, 2012, 5am PST
After years of lost revenue from fare evaders, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is looking to implement gate-locking at Metro rail stations within six months, reports Ari Bloomekatz.
Los Angeles Times