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MBTA says fare evasion citations are up 59 percent

By Melissa Werthmann, Boston Globe

Watch out, would-be fare evaders! The MBTA says citations for fare evasion are up 59 percent so far this year. They’ve issued 3,614 citations, compared with 2,268 in the same period a year before. MBTA Transit Police Superintendent in Chief Joseph O’Connor said his officers have cracked down on fare evaders because it’s what the public wants. Read more at