SEPTA implements new gate system to prevent fare evaders from boarding – NBC10 Philadelphia

SEPTA’s Revolutionary 3-D Technology Tackles Fare Evasion and Boosts Safety on Public Transportation

SEPTA has recently implemented new security measures to combat fare evasion, which has cost the transit agency millions of dollars in revenue each year. The new gates at 69th Street in Upper Darby are the first of their kind in the U.S., using 3-D technology to detect fare evaders and notify SEPTA police in real-time.

The implementation of these gates is part of a pilot program with plans to add more gates at other stations by the end of the month. SEPTA CEO and General Manager Leslie Richards emphasized the importance of paying to ride on SEPTA and how the new gates will deter fare evaders. By preventing fare evasion, she believes that it will also help reduce crime on their system.

Riders are hopeful that this trend will continue, with many feeling safer during their commute because of the new security measures. Although the new gates will not completely eliminate fare evasion, SEPTA plans to expand the program if successful. The pilot project cost $1 million to implement, with plans to add gates at five or six other stations for subways and trolleys. Riders who do not pay their fare on SEPTA may face consequences as the agency cracks down on fare evasion.

Leave a Reply

In 2024, the evolving sports media scene Previous post SBJ All Access: Subscribe Now to Access Exclusive Insights on the Sports Media Landscape
World Report April 2024 Edition Next post Expanding Beyond Borders: The Church’s Global Impact Highlighted in New World Report