Gosh, everybody in Portland pays to ride light rail and streetcars (wink, wink).
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Twin Cities light-rail transit officials today defended themselves at the State Capitol against what some lawmakers say is an “epidemic” of fare jumpers.
A recent Met Council audit showed one out of every 10 light-rail passengers may not be paying the fare.
Minnesota’s light-rail operates on the honor system.
But the audit — which the Met Council requested — found it is losing $1.5 million dollars a year from the 10 percent of passengers who don’t pay fares.
Bad audit - it's more like 9 out of ten that don't pay. It's how the gang-bangers get around, these days. It's "Progressive", though.