Law sets $50 fine for T travelers who try to get free ride ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff Derek Bass was cited for fare evasion by undercover MBTA agents at the Park Street T Station recently. Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff Though the loss from fare evasion is hard to calculate, planners estimate it may be in the tens of millions of dollars annually. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Transit Police have devoted increasing attention to the problem, with officers writing a record 3,482 tickets last year. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Paul Cravedi (pictured) said he was outraged by fare evaders using electronic gates in rapid transit stations. Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff The new law makes the fine $50 for a first offense and requires payment or a request for an appeal hearing within 30 days.