NYPD cracks down on bus, subway fare cheats

A train arrives to the Astor Place station early Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 in New York. (AP Photo/ Dima Gavrysh)

June 26, 2012 3:32:52 AM PDT
The NYPD is cracking down on fare cheats looking for a free ride.

Undercover and uniformed officers have been assigned to buses and subways.

The operation has led to more than 1,200 arrests on city buses since January, 102 percent increase compared to last year.

Published reports say the overwhelming majority of those arrests happened in the Bronx.

At subway stations, police arrested more than 12,000 alleged fare jumpers, a 19 percent increase.

A report by the MTA says fare cheats cost the agency about $100 million a year.

ONLINE: mta.info

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