Those riders don't have much sympathy for those who cheat the system.
When riders board without a ticket and don't have the cash to buy one on the train, conductors take a name and an address, and the railroad sends a bill.
But LIRR officials admit that 59% of them don't pay it.
That amounts to just over $200,000 in lost revenue.
One commuter still owes them for 35 unpaid rides.
A vacant house in Greenlawn is his last known address.
Some cases are referred to collections.
Conductors also carry a list of the worst offenders and have the authority to eject them if they refuse to pay, but that can take time.
There are no plans to step-up collection efforts.
The railroad apparently believes its more trouble than it's worth.
But, commuters say that's not good enough.
They feel the LIRR needs to find a way to find the money.
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