NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s a drop in the number of arrests for subway fare evaders in New York City, but a sharp increase in the number of summonses being issued.
During a recent rush hour, Inside Edition cameras caught 58 fare evaders during just one hour at a subway station on West 14th Street.READ MORE: New York Weather: 7/28 Wednesday Morning CBS2 Weather Headlines NYPD Trying To Identify Man Accused Of Robbing 11-Year-Old Girl, Making Sexual Threats
Subway riders were seen jumping the turnstile instead of swiping to pay the $2.75 fare.
Across the city, the NYPD says they issued 61,089 summonses through Oct. 20, 2019. That’s compared to 39,764 during the same time period last year.MORE NEWS: CDC Reverses Course, Recommends People Wear Masks Indoors Where COVID Rates Are High