Dee_Dee_Creamer/Flickr The Green Line had way more people not paying for rides than the Blue Line
Thousands of people ride light rail without paying for it. There's no way to completely prevent it; fare evasion is part of operating any mass transit project.
Metro Transit performed an audit last fall to try to get an estimate on the number of freeloading light rail riders its dealing with, and it found between 2.6 and 3.6 percent of riders on the Blue Line aren't paying. On the Green Line that number jumps to somewhere between 4.6 and 9.0 percent.More »