Fare beaters still take MTA for a ride despite efforts to make riders pay

New Yorkers can’t stop taking the MTA for a ride.

Bus fare evasion is rising and subway fare evasion isn’t falling, data released Monday shows — potentially costing the agency hundreds of million in revenue it desperately needs to close its ballooning deficit.

Some 25.3% of bus riders did not pay the fare between April and June of this year, say Metropolitan Transportation Authority analysts. That’s up from 22.6% during the first three months of the year.

Roughly 3.9% of subway riders skipped the turnstiles from April to June, the same number recorded during the first quarter of the year.

More from the NY Daily News here.


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