MTA Board Members Want To Ban Repeat Criminals, Publicly Shame Fare Evaders
Criminal justice advocates are sounding the alarm about a proposed crackdown on bad subway behavior.
Updated: Jun 25, 2019 6:23 PM
Fare Beaters Cost MTA $50 Million A Year
While the MTA claims they are drafting a "comprehensive and citywide" plan to target fare beaters, they're discussing whether to ask the NYPD to conduct more stings and tighten enforcement.
Updated: Jun 20, 2012 11:37 AM
Don't Skip Subway Fare If You're Holding Drugs & Packing Heat
A 26-year-old Virginia man was arrested yesterday at the 42nd Street A/C/E subway station after two police officers noticed him walking through the exit gate and skipping the fare—with drugs, and a gun.
Updated: Apr 7, 2012 10:48 AM
Fugitive Subway Fare-Beater Begs Mechanic To Remove Handcuffs
"I tried to convince him, hold on I will help you out," the mechanic said. "He thought I was going to get a key but that was never in my mind."
Updated: Sep 14, 2011 1:02 PM
Daily News Reporter: Kids, MTA Fare-Beating Will Ruin Your Life
Cheating the MTA is a gateway to a life of inequity and sorrow, or so implies the Daily News' Pete Donahue, who interviewed a 17-year-old freeloader.
Updated: Sep 12, 2011 2:14 PM
Incoming Mayor(?) Ray Kelly Thinks Fare-Beating Fine Should Be Raised
Commissioner Ray Kelly reacted to yesterday's news that subway fare-beating is the most cost-effective way to commute by calling for lawmakers to raise the MTA's current $100 fine.
Updated: Jul 27, 2011 5:48 PM
MTA "Study:" Paying Subway Fare Is For Suckers
If they're fined $100 every 6-13 weeks, that means the scofflaw is saving $62 based on the price of a weekly farecard. And that was in 2009 dollars!
Updated: Jul 26, 2011 1:40 PM
Lil' Fare Beaters Make Up 43% of Subway Scofflaws
While the report noted that some people are unaware of the height restrictions, some beat the fare because they can.
Updated: Jul 20, 2011 7:15 PM
Bus Driver: Heartless Fare Beaters Treat Me Like I'm Invisible
Flickr user animalvegetable The fare-beaters really outdid themselves in 2010. They
Updated: Mar 14, 2011 2:50 PM
Reminder from Transit Officials: the Bus Isn't Free
Ah, the NYC bus system, so forgiving of those who don't have
Updated: Sep 3, 2008 2:31 PM
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