Metro pushes again for lockdown on fare evaders
"There's an open secret about getting on the subway in Los Angeles — you don't really have to pay the fare.
"Turnstiles are unlocked, security is lax and commuters often hop over or pass through undetected.
"Citing millions of dollars in lost revenue, transportation officials have been wrestling with the issue for years. On Thursday, they made their most forceful push yet to lock the gates to anyone without a ticket at a swath of rail stations.
"The effort is the latest bid by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to fix a disjointed regional ticketing network that allows some a free ride while creating problems for others who choose to pay."
Edited by WhoozOn1st, 27 February 2012 - 05:34 PM.