Fare evasion rates during the pandemic
Data from an ongoing study reveals that fare evasion rates might increase post-lockdown unless preventive measures are taken in time


The past months have been a real challenge for public transport: Covid-19 killed numerous transit workers, ridership plummeted to record levels, and revenues from fare collection dropped massively. Fare evasion is therefore one of the smallest problems for transit at the moment, but is it one to be completely ignored? Our findings indicate not,...

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

TRAINSFARE: Smart tool to protect public transport revenues, assets, passengers and mobility
AWAAIT's European Commission funded project aimed at tackling fare evasion

DETECTOR, the tool behind TRAINSFARE DETECTOR, the tool behind TRAINSFARE

Fare evasion is the act of traveling on public transport without a valid ticket. Either by not paying at all or only paying partial fares. This practice is a problem in many public transport systems around the world. Not only does it create a feeling of unfairness and insecurity among paying passengers, but it...