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MBTA says citations for fare evaders on decline

Cites police crackdown at key stations; revenues up

The number of T riders caught sneaking past fare gates has dropped significantly from a year ago, according to figures released by the MBTA.

So far this year, transit police have issued 2,838 citations for fare evasion compared with 3,187 citations through the same period last year, an 11 percent drop. Transit Police said they believe the reduction reflects word circulating among would-be scofflaws about increased vigilance for fare jumpers.

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