In May, TriMet wrote 1665 citations, nearly 10 times as many citations as in May 2011. Riders caught without a valid fare had a 79 percent chance of receiving a citation or exclusion; in May 2011 they had a 38 percent chance.
In July 2011, TriMet shifted to fare enforcement over education when checking fares. Riders without a valid fare face a $175 citation or an exclusion of 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. The dedicated fare enforcement team is augmented by all other field supervisors spending an hour a day checking fares, bringing the fare enforcement team to an equivalent of 18 full-time fare enforcers.
Monthly enforcement reports will be made available on the 20th of the following month.