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In response to rising concerns over fare evasion, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has welcomed the Secure D.C. Crime Bill, enabling Metro Transit Police to enforce stricter measures. Effective immediately, individuals caught evading fares must provide their identity, with non-compliance resulting in arrest or a $100 fine. The legislation also escalates penalties for assaults against Metro staff. In addition, Metro is upgrading fare gates to curtail evasion and continues offering reduced fare programs for seniors and Reduced Fare cardholders riders to ensure accessibility.

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