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Busted on BART: Transportation Agency Cracks Down on Fare Evaders

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    BART police officers handed out 36 citations Tuesday during a fare evasion crackdown at multiple stations across its system, according to the transportation agency. Kris Sanchez reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017)

    BART police officers handed out 36 citations Tuesday during a fare evasion crackdown at multiple stations across its system, according to the transportation agency.

    The citations, which represent BART's $3 million effort to stop people from cheating their way out of fares, were written at stations in San Francisco, Richmond and Fremont between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., according to BART.

    An estimated 22,000 people each year cheat the fare system, costing the transportation agency around $25 million annually, according to BART. 

    Fare evasion citations cost perpetrators $250, according to BART.

    In addition to Tuesday's crackdown, officers also arrested four people on unrelated warrants and crimes, according to BART.

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