Fare Evasion

The per-ride cost is going up by $1.25, but new discounts will make voyages cheaper for many New Yorkers who don’t currently show up at ferry docks.
The Office of MTA Inspector General worked with a data analytics professor at Columbia to test the reliability of the transit agency’s claim that it loses $300 million a year to fare beaters.
Signs and purple arrows urge riders to exit through turnstiles in bid to limit unpaid entry through emergency gates in $40 million campaign.
After $1 billion in station overhauls, the easily breached exits will be redesigned as part of a $40 million crackdown on fare evaders.
In a borough where MetroCard machines are few and far between, commuters want transit enforcers to hop off their backs.
Nearly 370,000 passengers sneak on daily – marking a big jump since 2013 and helping drive $225 million in annual fare-evasion losses, MTA stats show.
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