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MTA Chair Janno Lieber said the new equipment would replace emergency exit doors in subway stations, which he said are the system’s main source of fare evasion. There’s not yet a timeline for the overhaul of the turnstiles.
This newspaper reporter fell on his rear end after trying to jump over the MTA’s new subway fare gate prototypes. The plan to overhaul the fare gate is central to a report released by the MTA on a new initiative to prevent riders and drivers from skirting the agency’s fares and tolls. The plan was laid out in the agency’s new
report on fare evasion. The report also estimated 37% of bus riders declined to pay the fare in the final three months of 2022 — and stated fare evasion on buses took $315 million out of the agency’s coffers last year. headtopics.com
This newspaper reporter fell on his rear end after trying to jump over the MTA’s new subway fare gate prototypes. Read more about the new design:
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