SEPTA officials are cracking down on fare evaders by implementing new gates and 3-D technology to replace turnstiles that some riders have easily bypassed in the past. The agency has recently installed new gates at 69th Street in Upper Darby as part of a pilot program, with plans to add more gates at other stations by the end of the month.

The gates are the first of their kind in the US, using 3-D technology to detect fare evaders and notify SEPTA police in real time. SEPTA Executive Director and General Manager Leslie Richards emphasized the importance of paying to ride SEPTA and how the new gate will deter fare evaders. The agency believes that preventing ticket evasion will also help reduce crime in their system.

Crime is already down 42 percent from last year, thanks to these safety measures. Drivers are hoping that this trend will continue, and many will feel safer while traveling due to the new safety measures. While the new gates won’t completely eliminate fare evasion, SEPTA plans to expand the program to more stations if successful. The pilot project cost $1 million to implement, with plans to add gates at five or six other subway and trolley stations. Riders who fail to pay their SEPTA fare may face consequences as the agency cracks down on fare evasion.

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