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

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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,...

Extra measures to fight fare dodging on Rome’s ATAC public transport network in 2019
In the first 7 months of 2019, 36% more passengers were checked and 42% more fines were issued, compared to the same period in 2018

Rome's fare evasion crackdown

With four million trips taken daily on Rome’s ATAC network, the public transport operator is taking extra measures to ensure that its revenue is not affected by fare evasion. In the first 7 months of 2019, 2 million 200 thousand passengers were checked (36% more than the same period in 2018), and 134 thousand...

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...