In January, TriMet wrote 1,795 citations for riders without a valid fare, a 48 percent increase in citations compared to January 2011. Riders caught without a fare had an 82 percent chance of receiving a citation or exclusion; in January 2011, they had a 35 percent chance.
TriMet shifted to fare enforcement over education when checking fares in July. Riders without a valid fare face a $175 citation or an exclusion up to 90 days.
Fare Enforcement Report
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When TriMet moved to a stronger stance 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.
Monthly enforcement reports will be made available on the 20th of the following month.