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Fare-beaters ride exit-gate gimmick: 157 cheats in day at top Queens stop


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Brazen fare-beaters skip turnstiles once every 10 minutes at one Queens subway station - right under the noses of token booth clerks.

 

More than 157 riders were spotted sneaking through an emergency exit into the subway system at the Elmhurst Ave. station on the Queens Blvd. line during a one-day survey in March.

 

"It's immoral," paying straphanger Mary Barbabasi, 63, said. "It is cheating."

 

Leo Fernandez, 23, a college student, complained that fare-beaters deprive the system of much-needed revenue.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2010/05/03/2010-05-03_farebeaters_ride_exitgate_gimmick_157_cheats_in_day_at_top_qns_stop.html#ixzz0mveZcxDr

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What the hell are the clerks doing?

 

What do you think He/She Sould do. Go out and tackle every one of them. Shit all the need to say is "pay your fare". The Station Worker more then likey reported the problem, now it's up to the cops, and you know there not everywere.

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What the hell are the clerks doing?

 

You tell me what can they do other than alert police or say pay your fare...

 

This should be a fun answer if i get one...

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What the hell are the clerks doing?

 

lets see, some of these stations have multiple emergency exits. 1 clerk cannot watch all these exits. these stations are huge. people open the gates for other passengers. just wait for the chaos after thursday when there are 450 fewer clerks around.

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What do you think He/She Sould do. Go out and tackle every one of them. Shit all the need to say is "pay your fare". The Station Worker more then likey reported the problem, now it's up to the cops, and you know there not everywere.

 

You tell me what can they do other than alert police or say pay your fare...

 

This should be a fun answer if i get one...

 

lets see, some of these stations have multiple emergency exits. 1 clerk cannot watch all these exits. these stations are huge. people open the gates for other passengers. just wait for the chaos after thursday when there are 450 fewer clerks around.

 

Good explanations, I was thinking the exact same thing right there.

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lets see, some of these stations have multiple emergency exits. 1 clerk cannot watch all these exits. these stations are huge. people open the gates for other passengers. just wait for the chaos after thursday when there are 450 fewer clerks around.

 

Hell, even if an S/A could watch every exit in the station and verbally challenge a fare beater, he or she can not leave their booth.

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At least we have some idea why the (MTA) is crying broke.And the people doing it are the same ones that complain about fare hikes and service cuts.

 

Word..

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lets see, some of these stations have multiple emergency exits. 1 clerk cannot watch all these exits. these stations are huge. people open the gates for other passengers. just wait for the chaos after thursday when there are 450 fewer clerks around.

True, that's one reason why getting rid of all the token booth personnel is an issue.

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Wouldn't replacing the emergency exits with HEETs cut down on the farebeating?

But the other thing is, emergency exits are considered better than HEETs when there's a crisis. And also, wheelchairs can't go thru HEETs.

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