NYPD tries to combat 'fare beating'

The NYPD is making an extra effort to stop transit fare cheaters, but straphangers say it's simply not enough.The NYPD says it has assigned more

THE BRONX - The NYPD is making an extra effort to stop transit fare cheaters, but straphangers say it's simply not enough.

The NYPD says it has assigned more than 2,000 transit officers to prevent straphangers from taking a free ride. They have also employed "traffic checkers" who stop in at various subway and bus stops throughout the city and count how many people use the transit system without paying.

Despite the increased NYPD presence, Bronx residents say there's one surefire way to reduce fare beating: lowering the $2.25 cost of a ride.

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