MTA’s Fare Evasion

MTA’s Fine For New York Subway Fare Hoppers May Reach US$500.00 due to Senator Charles Fuschillo legislation.

The MTA’s Fare Evasion penalty is increasing from US$60.00  to US$100. The increase, the first in 20 years, was unanimously approved by the full MTA Board last month at its June 25, 2008 meeting.

The increased fine went into effect yesterday on Monday, July 7th, 2008 and offenders are subject to a summons and/or arrest which is punishable under the laws of New York and New Jersey under code 1050.4 of the MTA NYC Transit’s Rules of Conduct.

Attached is a “Fare Evasion Will Cost You” poster, versions of which will be posted in subway stations and on board buses city-wide.

Effective July 7, 2008,

the penalty for fare evasion
will increase to a $100 fine.
Fare evasion is defined
under code 1050.4
of the MTA NYC Transit’s
Rules of Conduct.

For more information visit

Where do you pay your fine on the MTA summons? To do so, you will need to contact the Transit Adjudication Bureau. For more information on this and other penalties in their Rules of Conduct, customers can log on to their website at

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