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In a bid to put an end to fare evasion, SEPTA is implementing new gates and 3-D technology at its stations. The new measures are designed to replace the turnstiles that have been easily bypassed by some riders in the past. Fare evasion has cost the transit agency millions of dollars in revenue each year, but officials hope that the new gates will deter evaders and reduce crime on their system.

Recently, gates were installed at 69th Street in Upper Darby as part of a pilot program. These gates are the first of their kind in the U.S., using 3-D technology to detect fare evaders and notify SEPTA police in real-time. The pilot project cost $1 million to implement, with plans to add gates at five or six other stations for subways and trolleys.

SEPTA CEO Leslie Richards emphasized the importance of paying to ride on SEPTA and how the new gates will help reduce fare evasion. She believes that preventing this illegal behavior will also help reduce crime on their system.

SEPTA officials are optimistic about the impact of the new gates, noting that crime has already decreased by 42% compared to last year. Riders are hopeful that this trend will continue, with many feeling safer during their commute because of the new security measures. Although the new gates will not completely eliminate fare evasion, SEPTA plans to expand

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