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Port Authority policy would use police officers to enforce fare collection

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.


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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