mbrproductions wrote: ↑Tue Oct 04, 2022 7:13 am Article: "MBTA knows it has a Commuter Rail fare collection problem, how are they fixing it?"This is one of the cases of "don't let perfect be the enemy of good." Even if the T is only getting 20% of a full zone 8 fare if people do this, that's 20% they weren't getting before. Whenever they get around to implementing AFC 2.0 on commuter rail, hopefully, they can mostly close this loophole by requiring tap-out to avoid a zone 10 charge.
https://www.cbsnews.com/boston/news/mbt ... david-wade
This article has made me look at these gates in a better light, so Red Wing, you may have a point, though I still think that investing in fare gates on GLX would have been a better move, and lets not forget that there is still going to be piggybacking and people buying Zone 1A tickets for Zone 8 trips without ever getting caught by the conductor.
As for the conductors collecting fares...I take NJT for occasional work(corp office is in JC) and when I'm visiting family in NJ. Conductors are always very good at checking fares, and during rush hour the HBLR(which is PoP) has frequent inspections. Not saying that MBTA conductors are lazy, but their NJT counterparts are certainly doing their jobs.