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.
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.