• Port Authority policy would use police officers to enforce fare collection

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    PITTSBURGH - More than two dozen people came to the Port Authority Board meeting Friday to speak out against a new policy to enforce fare collections on the T.

    The public transit agency recently approved a policy that would put armed police officers on T platforms to make sure they paid the required fare.


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    Speakers raised concerns of racial profiling and cost, since an unpaid fare could lead to a $300 fine or up to 30 days of jail.

    Earlier this week, the Port Authority delayed implementing the policy.


     

     

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