Award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is Senior Editor for Politics & Policy for WNYC News. She has previously served as Metro Editor, Political Director, Director of Transportation Nation, and Senior Reporter.
(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.