Increased Fare Evasion Penalty Begins Today

Towards the end of June, I wrote about the MTA board approving an increase to the fine one would pay if they are caught for fare evasion. The fine is now $100, up from the previous amount of $60. This past Thursday the New York City Transit division of the MTA issued a press release about the increase:

The penalty for fare evasion is increasing from $60 to $100. The increase, the first in 20 years, was unanimously approved by the full MTA Board at its June 25, 2008 meeting. The increased fine will go into effect for fare evasion summonses issued on Monday, July 7th, 2008.

Attached is a “Fare Evasion Will Cost You” poster, versions of which will be posted in subway stations and on board buses city-wide.

For more information on this and other penalties in our Rules of Conduct, customers can log on to our website at

Fare Evasion Poster

xoxo Transit Blogger

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