Increased fare evasion rates during the pandemic
Data from an ongoing study reveals that fare infractions might rise even more post-lockdown unless preventive measures are taken in time

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The past months have been a challenging time for public transport due to Covid-19. Many transit workers lost their lives, ridership plummeted to record levels, and revenues from fare collection dropped massively. Fare evasion might be one a small problem for transit at the moment, but is it one to be completely ignored? Our...

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

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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...

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...