MTA trials a touchless turnstile system to cut down fare evasion

As means to crack down on fare evasion across New York City the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is testing out a new turnstile system. The prototype design installed in Grand Central Terminal does away with the token-era, tripod gate get-up and instead implements an automatic, touchless system that uses transparent panels that swing open to riders upon payment. In addition to trialling the new system the MTA released a comprehensive report to combat fare and toll evasion, across all its networks—subways, buses, railroads, and bridges and tunnels. The report is the work of  the Blue-Ribbon Panel, a coalition of education, social justice, and law enforcement experts convened

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