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Articles about “farebeating”

As Fare-Beating Stops Rise, NYPD Refuses To Share Racial Data

As Fare-Beating Stops Rise, NYPD Refuses To Share Racial Data

(Gothamist) The MTA is plowing ahead with its promised crackdown on fare beaters—though police won't say who, exactly, they are targeting. According to an NYPD spokesperson, a total of 21,112 summonses were issued to fare beaters...

Harlem Man Beats Summons For Turnstile Jumping After MetroCard Data Proves His Innocence

Harlem Man Beats Summons For Turnstile Jumping After MetroCard Data Proves His Innocence

John Tran stands in front of the subway turnstile at the 125th Street station where he was wrongly stopped by police officers for fare evasion on December 26, 2018. (Photo contributed by John Tran) Two days...

NYC's Subway Innovator Has Some Tired Old Ideas About Fare Evasion

NYC's Subway Innovator Has Some Tired Old Ideas About Fare Evasion

(Gothamist) Before wrapping up his first year as president of the New York City Transit Authority, transportation guru Andy Byford declared war on fare-evaders, partially blaming them for the agency's deep financial woes. At an MTA...

Video: NYC's Wide Variety Of Subway Turnstile Jumping Techniquesvideo

Video: NYC's Wide Variety Of Subway Turnstile Jumping Techniques

Earlier this week, the MTA said that it will lose $215 million in revenue from subway and bus fare evasion. To further drive home the point, the agency put together a montage of subway farebeaters from late November.

Hapless Teen Somehow Gets Stuck ON TOP OF Full-Height Subway Turnstile

Hapless Teen Somehow Gets Stuck ON TOP OF Full-Height Subway Turnstile

A teenager managed to get stuck on top of a full-height subway turnstile on Tuesday, somehow wedging himself atop one of those egg-slicer gates, while unwittingly posing for a Frank Reynolds-style Instagram photo. It's really never a...

De Blasio: Turnstile Jumping Is 'Not An Economic Issue' For NYers Who Get Arrested

De Blasio: Turnstile Jumping Is 'Not An Economic Issue' For NYers Who Get Arrested

Charley Lhasa / Flickr Overall crime, police stops, and arrests for petty offenses have all fallen during Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first term. But the mayor still believes that jumping a subway turnstile should be a...

Manhattan DA Will End Criminal Prosecution Of Fare Beaters This Fall

Manhattan DA Will End Criminal Prosecution Of Fare Beaters This Fall

via Flickr user Andrew S Subway turnstile jumpers will no longer face criminal prosecution in the borough of Manhattan starting this fall, under a new initiative from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, the DA announced this...

De Blasio Declines To Fund Half-Price MetroCards For New Yorkers Living In Poverty

De Blasio Declines To Fund Half-Price MetroCards For New Yorkers Living In Poverty

(via Charley Lhasa's Flickr) After months of advocacy from transit riders and public defenders, Mayor Bill de Blasio declined this week to fund a $50 million pilot program for half-price MetroCards. De Blasio has consistently indicated...

Activists Protest 'Broken Windows' With Free MetroCard Swipes

Activists Protest 'Broken Windows' With Free MetroCard Swipes

A #SwipeItForward protestor chanting at the Nostrand Avenue A/C stop (Raphael Pope-Sussman/Gothamist) Activists assembled at subway stations throughout the city today to offer free MetroCard swipes to those unable afford the $2.75 fare, part of a...

Video: Cop Beats Alleged Fare Beater With Nightstickvideo

Video: Cop Beats Alleged Fare Beater With Nightstick

According to police, the below video was shot moments after the suspect, 20-year-old Donovan Lawson, attempted to fare-beat at the Myrtle Avenue-Broadway JMZ station yesterday just before 8 p.m. The nightstick-wielding officer apparently approached Lawson and...

NYPD: Man Poses As Cop To Steal Kid's Cellphone

NYPD: Man Poses As Cop To Steal Kid's Cellphone

A teen was duped into giving up his cellphone by a man who pretended to be a police officer at a Washington Heights subway station last month. According to the NYPD, at 4 p.m. on October...

Rookie Cop Shot In Crown Heights Was Pursuing Bus Fare-Beater

Rookie Cop Shot In Crown Heights Was Pursuing Bus Fare-Beater

Police officers at the scene (My Fox NY) Yesterday at 5 p.m., an on-duty police officer was shot at Empire Boulevard and Utica Avenue in Brooklyn. Police officer James Li is recovering from gunshot wounds to...

Video: Skinny People Ride The Subway For Free

Video: Skinny People Ride The Subway For Freevideo

Just pull, slide in and voila? Not only do people with skinny legs get to wear skinny jeans and not look like (total) asses but they also get to ride the subway for free? That is...

Fugitive Subway Fare-Beater Begs Mechanic To Remove Handcuffs

Fugitive Subway Fare-Beater Begs Mechanic To Remove Handcuffs

via djwerdna's Flickr We won't need our usual dose of six episodes of Storage Wars and pint of Schweddy Balls to sleep easy tonight: the NYPD collared a subway fare-beater thanks to the assistance of a...

Daily News Reporter: Kids, MTA Fare-Beating Will Ruin Your Life

Daily News Reporter: Kids, MTA Fare-Beating Will Ruin Your Life

The gateway to Hell, via djwerdna's Flickr Al Capone. Jeff Dahmer. Ted Kaczynski. All subway fare-beaters.* Put aside the fact that jumping the turnstiles is cheaper even if you're caught, and that folks from all walks...

Video: Subway Fare Beating Reaches New Heights

Video: Subway Fare Beating Reaches New Heights

This is our youth, ladies and gentlemen: A reader sent us this video taken on New Year's Day at the West 72nd Street 1/2/3 station, explaining,"This kid went to the side with the HEET because the...

Transit Workers Rally Against Layoffs

Transit Workers Rally Against Layoffs

Almost 1,000 of the city's transit workers, and Reverend Jesse Jackson, rallied at Penn Station yesterday against the MTA's layoff of nearly 500 employees. Protesters argued that the lack of security in subway stations will lead...

Elmhurst Ave Top Station For Subway Fare Beating

Elmhurst Ave Top Station For Subway Fare Beating

Flickr user Rachel Pincus The Bx12 may invite fare beating on buses, but the Elmhurst Avenue G,R,V station is apparently the easiest subway station in which to skip turnstiles. The Daily News counted one fare beater...

MTA Doesn't Care About Bx12 Fare Beating

MTA Doesn't Care About Bx12 Fare Beating

Flickr user Kriston Lewis Even after losing about $8 million a year from bus fare beaters, like those cheating the Bx12 honor system, the MTA has no plans to inflict harsher punishments or change the system....

Riders Still Fare-Beating on Bx12

Riders Still Fare-Beating on Bx12

Bx12 (Flickr user soopahgrover Even though the MTA is losing around $8 million a year from bus fare evaders and is thus implementing drastic service cuts, people still aren't paying! Though most bus drivers are guilty...

Man Stiffs Cabbie, Falls to Death in Trash Compactor

Man Stiffs Cabbie, Falls to Death in Trash Compactor

Little is publicly known about 34-year-old Ashish Shah of Jersey City at this time, but police say his life ended Sunday morning in the trash compactor of The Olivia, a luxury apartment building near Penn Station....

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