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Articles about “fareevasion”

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...

Charges Of Racial Profiling After Two Harlem Straphangers Were Issued Summonses For Fare Evasion

Charges Of Racial Profiling After Two Harlem Straphangers Were Issued Summonses For Fare Evasion

(Charley Lhasa / Flickr) Reigniting longstanding accusations by civil rights activists that minority straphangers are unfairly targeted by the NYPD for fare-beating cases, the Daily News reports that a black New York University professor was issued...

Back By Unpopular Demand: Subway Emergency Exit Doors' Deafening Alarms

Back By Unpopular Demand: Subway Emergency Exit Doors' Deafening Alarms

The MTA's Chief Customer Officer Sarah Meyer confirmed the development on Twitter, after riders noticed that alarms were ringing again at Union Square, Columbus Circle, and Jay Street-Metrotech.

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.

MTA Blames Financial Woes On Farebeaters, Mulls Crackdown

MTA Blames Financial Woes On Farebeaters, Mulls Crackdown

Charley Lhasa / Flickr While the MTA is projecting a nearly $1 billion budget deficit looming three years from now, it held a special meeting Monday to discuss an estimated $215 million shortfall from subway and...

MTA's 'Fair Fares' Discount MetroCard Program Will Launch Without A Single Ride Option

MTA's 'Fair Fares' Discount MetroCard Program Will Launch Without A Single Ride Option

Photograph by Triborough / Flickr Details about how the city will implement its recently passed half-priced MetroCard program, Fair Fares, came out of at Tuesday's MTA board meeting. The program, which aims to provide discounted MetroCards...

Councilman Sues City, NYPD Over Failure To Publish Subway Fare Evasion Data

Councilman Sues City, NYPD Over Failure To Publish Subway Fare Evasion Data

(*Bitch Cakes*/Flickr) A Queens Councilman is suing the city and the NYPD, accusing them of flouting a new law requiring the city to reveal detailed demographic information about everyone arrested or summonsed for fare evasion. Councilmember...

Subway Policing In New York City Still Has A Race Problem

Subway Policing In New York City Still Has A Race Problem

(Charley Lhasa / Flickr) For New York City police, turnstile jumping has long been much more than a class A misdemeanor. The strict policing of people evading the fare on public transit was justified as an...

De Blasio & City Council Reportedly Nearing Deal On Half-Price MetroCards For Poor NYers

De Blasio & City Council Reportedly Nearing Deal On Half-Price MetroCards For Poor NYers

A sign at the Fair Fare rally outside City Hall on April 11, 2018 (Stephen Nessen / WNYC) After much hemming and hawing about the prohibitive cost of subsidizing MetroCards for the poorest New Yorkers, it...

NYPD Will No Longer Arrest You For Asking For A Subway Swipe

NYPD Will No Longer Arrest You For Asking For A Subway Swipe

(Getty) Asking a subway rider for a MetroCard swipe as he or she heads back to street level is no longer an offense punishable by arrest. Under a new policy instated this week, NYPD officers can...

Subway Worker Waves Brooklyn Man Through Emergency Exit, Cops Ticket Him Anyway

Subway Worker Waves Brooklyn Man Through Emergency Exit, Cops Ticket Him Anyway

Newly minted New Yorker Joshua Chavez is two months into a Sisyphean battle to beat a fare evasion ticket that he got as a sort of welcome to the city fuck you from the NYPD. On March...

Bus Driver: Heartless Fare Beaters Treat Me Like I'm Invisible

Bus Driver: Heartless Fare Beaters Treat Me Like I'm Invisible

Flickr user animalvegetable The fare-beaters really outdid themselves in 2010. They could have just coasted after costing the MTA $8 million in 2009, but last year they went above and beyond, reportedly evading a whopping $14...

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...

MTA's Watchdog Group Blasts Authority, de Blasio Piles On

MTA's Watchdog Group Blasts Authority, de Blasio Piles On

The chief watchdog group for the MTA released their annual report today (read it yourself below) sternly criticizing the agency on its mismanagement of several different projects. The Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee said in the report...

MTA Loses $8 Million From Bus Fare-Beaters

MTA Loses $8 Million From Bus Fare-Beaters

Flickr user bitchcakesny We already knew that subway fare evasion citations were way down, but it looks like cops aren't much harder on buses. A whopping 6.7 million people skip paying bus fare every year, according...

Subway Fare Evasion Way Up; Ticketing Way Down

Subway Fare Evasion Way Up; Ticketing Way Down

by Philip Dembinski Adding to yesterday's report that fare beaters in the city's subway system have been vastly undercounted, the News wrote today that cops have gone soft on the crime. Only about 87,000 turnstile hoppers...

Ingenious, Illegal Way to Beat Tolls

Ingenious, Illegal Way to Beat Tolls

The Port Authority stopped a tractor-trailer when its driver made its license plate disappear on the Goethals Bridge. How? According to the Daily News, Orland Payano "had a cable running from the license plate to the dashboard...

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