Fake cards account for 40% of Barcelona’s fare evasion
People travelling without a valid ticket costed the Barcelona operator TMB 9.6 million euros in 2017

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Fare evasion in public transport caused a loss of 9.6 million euros to the operator Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) in 2017. Almost half of this cost was due to passengers sneaking into the metro with fake cards. According to the estimates of the consortium Autoritat de Transport Metropolità (ATM), around 22,200 trips were...

The psychology behind fare evasion
A recent study identifies four types of fare dodgers: Accidental, 'It’s not my fault', Calculated risk-takers and Career evaders

People in a subway

Fare evasion – traveling without a valid ticket in public transport- is a problem for many public transit operators around the world. It undermines the viability of public transport, causes financial losses that amount to millions yearly, and leads to feelings of unfairness and lack of safety among paying passengers. A study carried out...

Deep Learning Video Analytics for protecting public transport revenues, assets, passengers and mobility
Fare evasion can finally be effectively tackled using AI-based Video Analytics through existing video surveillance networks

A ticket inspector checks screenshots of a fare evasion incident on the Awaait's real-time video analytics app A ticket inspector checks screenshots of a fare evasion incident on the Awaait's real-time video analytics app

Fare evasion is the act of traveling in public transport without paying for the ride. It is a problem in many public transit systems around the world, leading to a feeling of unfairness and insecurity among paying passengers, and causing losses in billions of dollars yearly. Some metro and commuter train operators deploy mass...