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Glamour of LA - New Concepts in Barrier-Free Fare Collection / Assisted Evasion | by ramalama_22
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Glamour of LA - New Concepts in Barrier-Free Fare Collection / Assisted Evasion

The turnstiles are out in the open with no fence -- just walk around and go up to the platform. Metro has finally figured out that "some people" are evading the fare and is installing fences at a few selected stations. "Fare inspectors" are sometimes seen on the trains - the penalty for not having proper "proof of payment" amounts to about a year's worth of single-ride fare. The inspectors accept no nonsense - anyone resisting complying with their instructions is promptly arrested and taken away by the police.

 

This is in an industrial area of El Segundo, at least a mile from the nearest house.

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Taken on April 28, 2010