Denver fare enforcement goes digital

Denver’s Regional Transportation District (CO) has given its police force new tools to catch fare cheats. With electronic ID-inspection devices and wireless printers, transit police can scan a driver’s license to check the passenger’s fare-compliance record. ”Until May, all officers had to use the radio to call in a name check,” said transit police chief John Tarbert. In the first quarter of this year, about 5,500 RTD passengers received warnings for not having a valid ticket and 1,600 received $50 or $100 tickets. Link to full story in Denver Post.

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