Metro

Law sets $50 fine for T travelers who try to get free ride

Fare evasion accounts for a relatively small slice of the MBTA’s finan­cial woes but infuriates those who pay, as riders made abundantly clear at public hearings held about the fare increases that took effect this month.

Now, even as the Legislature provides an infusion of financial aid to help the T get through the year, lawmakers have moved to crack down on those who are taking the transit system for a ride.

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