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IT is expected Victorian taxpayers will be slugged more than $350 million to cover a shortfall in fare revenue for the operators of Melbourne's myki ticketing system. Auditor-General Des Pearson says fare evasion on Melbourne's public transport
Maris Beck July 5, 2012 Read later For $20 a month, fare evaders are being offered 'Tramsurance'...The protest follows a recent crackdown on fare evasion, with a 47 per cent increase in the number of fines being issued. It also comes after fines
The rise in penalties from $180 to $207, which will take effect on July 1, follows a Public Transport Victoria survey that found the level of fare evasion had increased on Melbourne's trains in the past year, but declined by about 2 per cent overall.
B.C.'s New Democrat leader Adrian Dix got off with a warning earlier this month after being caught riding SkyTrain without a valid fare. Dix, a frequent SkyTrain user, said he remembers buying a day pass that Saturday morning before hopping on the
Metcard machines are being switched off at many suburban train stations. No leniency will be shown to travellers who don't have a ticket because they have not yet switched to myki, a Metlink spokeswoman warned. Fare evasion costs about $80 million a
A new enforcement strategy to catch scofflaws has resulted in more citations being issued while decreasing the rate of fare evasion, according Lea Militello, commander of the police department's Muni operations. People who were never asked for their
November have prompted the Government to draw up a "hit list" of Adelaide's worst public transport menaces. Starting this month, the department will begin prosecuting a group of 12 repeat offenders responsible for multiple offences such as fare
Coast Mountain bus drivers have renewed calls for more Transit police on Metro Vancouver coaches in a bid to quell a rising number of driver assaults, most of which are linked to fare evasion. The push comes as 21-year-old Del Louie appeared in
Andrew Wilkie and, by proxy, the Gillard government, fail to understand the insidious nature of addiction and its destructive effect on the addict and their families. Alcoholics are not addicted to beer, wine or spirits; they are addicted to alcohol.
On buses, inspectors check just 0.1 per cent of passengers but this is boosted significantly by drivers who are instructed to check. Yesterday The Age reported figures showing that on some tram routes, including the 96 between St Kilda and East