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A Global Look at Farebeating

Friday, May 14, 2010 - 08:50 PM

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation, May 14) In San Francisco, writes KALW's Nathaneal Johnson, paying the transit fare is sometimes seen as a voluntary act.  But the transit system is losing $19 million a year -- and is stepping up enforcement.  Johnson takes a ride with a MUNI "cop".   Meanwhile, in Paris, farebeaters have a taken a different tack.  Instead of paying the fare, they're contributing to a fund for those caught not paying.

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