Fare evasion accounts for just a small piece of the MBTA’s financial woes but is infuriating to those who pay, as riders made abundantly clear at public hearings held about the fare increases that took effect this month. The T can get slightly tougher now on freeloaders, because of language lawmakers included in the bill to help the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority balance its budget for the new fiscal year, signed recently by Governor Deval Patrick.
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