Denver residents jump light rail fares, skip court dates

20 Mar

A recent article in the Denver Post reports that although the number of tickets issued by RTD to light rail fare evaders increased to 7,178 in 2009 from 5,074 in 2008 and 3,174 in 2007, a large number don’t show up to their court dates.

Public service announcement:

The first time someone is caught without a ticket, they are issued a warning.

The second time, a fine of $50 is issued.

The fine can be argued in court.

If the fine is not paid and court is skipped, a warrant may be issued for misdemeanor theft.

Fare inspectors are not police officers.

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