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The MTA’s False Fare Evasion Narrative

MTA representatives often claim the “problem” of fare evasion can be policed away. No credible evidence supports this narrative. This report and accompanying data map analyzes subway stations and their surrounding neighborhoods where fare evasion enforcement occurred in 2017-2018. Though this was before the public face of any fare evasion crackdown began, the data shows 24,788 subway fare evasion enforcement actions over this period.

Read the report here.
Explore the visual data here.

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