MTA Heroes: Steve Ilardi, Ajay Singh recognized for efforts to stop fare evasion

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Friday, January 12, 2024
MTA Heroes: 2 workers create turnstiles that limit fare evasion
This week's MTA Heroes are Ajay Sign and Steve Ilardi.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- This week's MTA Heroes are two New York City transit workers.

Steve Ilardi and Ajay Singh are being recognized for their efforts to stop fare evasion.

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They worked on a new design for subway turnstiles to avoid what is known as "back-cocking," or pulling the turnstile backward. This process allows people to push through the turnstiles without paying.

The new design is being rolled out system-wide.


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