The troubling spike brings the reported local bus fare evasion to the highest it’s been in at least a decade, according to a source familiar with the MTA’s survey methodology.
I'm sure that NYC is NOT alone in this robbing of the public transportation system.
Today's frontline bus drivers must deal with these people who just walk on a bus and think nothing of NOT paying.
Many places have mask requirements which some have no intentions of following either.
The bus drivers must face violence every day on the buses they drive and they can do nothing about it.
During the pandemic, those bus drivers never let us down.
While their lives were at risk.
Yet there is NOBODY out there to back them these days.
As the article mentions, it has been suggested to just give free bus transportation to everybody.
Meanwhile, who will be paying for that ?
How about we give free gasoline to everybody who needs to drive to work.
But then, what about the people who don't go to work ?
Shouldn't they be entitled to free gasoline too.
"America - You're Too Young To Die".