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Old 07-25-2019, 06:58 AM
 
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I always pay. Don't worry there are still the holdouts asking for swipes who don't technically want to jump.
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Old 07-25-2019, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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I pay almost every time. I will admit sometimes when drunk I haven't...
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Old 07-25-2019, 11:38 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I pay 99.9% of the time.

The first time was when I was taking a crowded LIRR train from Huntington back into Penn Station. I bet that because the train was so crowded the conductors wouldn't bother to try to get where I was and check if I had a ticket. I was right and got a free ride. I was a 20 year old college kid so *shrugs*

Second time I jumped was because the train was pulling in and all my friends had already gotten on. I would have had to load my card and wait another 12 minutes for the next one alone (it was late Friday night). So I jumped...

Third time was because the turnstile kept saying 'swipe again' despite having a weekly pass. The train was there so I just jumped.
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Old Yesterday, 11:34 AM
 
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I would agree to say I pay 99% of the time as well. Sometimes in the morning rushing to take the bus I don’t realize my unlimited card has expired and end up getting a free ride. However I rather pay the $3 then suffer through the anxiety I would get over the fear of getting a ticket.
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Old Yesterday, 11:42 AM
 
Location: UES
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I absolutely do, and I'm in great company. I think it's classist to not pay the fare if you can. I have no excuse not to. Fare-skipping is for the poor and working class IMO. A friend's been doing it since December and I'm working up the courage to call him out.
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Old Yesterday, 05:35 PM
 
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Nope, the MTA doesn't get a dime from me...

...They pay me to transport the farebeaters. I always get a chuckle when people rush through the emergency gate trying to evade the fare and get mad/cuss at me for not holding the doors. The entitlement of some of these people is mind boggling.
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Old Yesterday, 05:47 PM
 
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Nope, the MTA doesn't get a dime from me...

...They pay me to transport the farebeaters. I always get a chuckle when people rush through the emergency gate trying to evade the fare and get mad/cuss at me for not holding the doors. The entitlement of some of these people is mind boggling.
Be glad that is all they've done: https://www.silive.com/news/2019/07/...a-alleges.html
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Old Today, 05:36 AM
 
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I'm merely asking because feel as if am the only eegit who bothers.

Last night went to catch the "Q" at 33rd, and it was hot and moist as heck. This plus due to some issues at deKalb, the Q, N, and R trains were all backed up. So decided to wait up by the turnstiles where it was a bit cooler.

This was around 11PM or so and one after another every one and their mother jumped over, went under turnstiles. That and or got some one to open a gate.

Old people, middle aged people, Asians, blacks, whites, males, females, young people, the lot. Every other person just didn't pay their fare.

A group of young sort of clean cut white dudes came down, every GD one of them vaulted over the turnstile.

Train didn't arrive for over twenty minutes an in that time think only a handful of people actually paid their fare. Ironically the Latino/Hispanic (mostly the guys getting off work in area) virtually all paid their fare.

An older gentleman who paid his fare but was standing on other side of turnstiles watching this unfold was stunned. He called out to some middle aged woman who ducked under the turnstiles "pay your fare!", she gave him some BS about "I paid already.......".

Not a GD Port Authority or MTA cop around. No wonder the system is losing money.

Meanwhile when going down town earlier some Indian woman was trying to figure out how to get downtown into Brooklyn since Q had service changes due to track work. A few guys were trying to explain and once she was satisfied went through the turnstile, only her MC had no money. So one of the guys went back and opened the gate.....
I guess this may have certain stations that I don't use as I have never seen anyone go through a turnstile without paying their subway fare.
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Old Today, 06:43 AM
 
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I just saw three going through yesterday at Steinway station in Astoria, all with different methods. One simply jumped and another did some back and forth wiggling with the turnstile to get through. Not sure about the third but she beat the fare also. I felt angry when I was down on the platform just behind them. Why should they get to ride for free when I'm paying?

They are stealing from the MTA and they are stealing from me, because my fare is going to go up sooner when so many people aren't paying. They also have no shame about sitting in seats they didn't pay for when there are paying customers have to stand.
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Old Today, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Social construct is broken

Morality is broken

When little s--ts like this happen, this is why

Who would not feel like paying? In an utopian society?

So much more has to be fixed first before hopping over a turnstile
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