Fare enforcement mission highlights TriMet’s increase in citations, exclusions

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February 1 Fare Mission

The media was invited to join TriMet’s fare enforcement team on a mission at the NE 82nd Ave. MAX station on Feb. 1 from 8-9 a.m. The team, along with Transit Police Officers, wrote 41 citations, issued 3 warnings and 5 exclusions and arrested one person who had already been excluded from the system.

December Fare Enforcement Report

TriMet’s latest fare enforcement figures for December 2011, show a 10-fold increase in citations compared to December 2010. Since mid-July, TriMet shifted to fare enforcement over education when checking fares. Riders without a valid fare face a $175 citation or an exclusion up to 90 days.

When TriMet moved to a stronger stand on fare enforcement, six new supervisors were hired bringing the fare inspection team to an equivalent of 18 full-time fare enforcers. The dedicated fare inspection team is augmented by all other supervisors spending an hour a day checking fares.

Fare Enforcement Figures

December 2011 December 2010
Warnings 474 1100
Citations 1447 137
Exclusions 746 426

 

November 2011 November 2010
Warnings 298 1427
Citations 1241 197
Exclusions 448 410

 

October 2011 October 2010
Warnings 507 1088
Citations 1742 164
Exclusions 700 483

 

September 2011 September 2010
Warnings 487 1128
Citations 2028 198
Exclusions 563 430

 

August 2011 August 2010
Warnings 703 1726
Citations 2251 441
Exclusions 693 553