Washington DC Metro Trying Another Strategy to End Fare Evasion

The D.C. Metro train system, WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority), just announced its plan to spend an additional $40 million to install newly designed fare gates at all of their stations, making it more difficult to evade fares and curb revenue loss.
The installation of the new gates, which were tested last year at a handful of stations, will include 48-inch-high laminated safety glass doors. The project is slated for completion in the next 15 months.
In addition to the new gates, Metro has warned fare evaders that they will be subject to fines if caught. Fare evaders can incur a $50 fine in Washington D.C. and up to a $100 fine in Maryland and Virginia…. Source

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