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  1. Just alarming the damn “swing gates” would solve 90% of the problem but BART wants to make this difficult. Even if alarming the gates cost $25m it’s paid for after the first year and there wouldn’t be an ongoing expense.

  2. That’s a good start, but the fines should definitely climb for repeat offenders especially for adults. It’s not like you simply forgot your ticket if you had to go through the fare gate on the way in. As BART is a closed system, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to check fares in paid areas but just monitor entrances/exits because you can process a lot more people a lot faster just watching that people pay.

    As for barriers, a lot can be done, but lets not spend millions of dollars to fix a problem worth a thousand dollars here or there. Add a glass panel to the existing railings rather than replace them entirely to save on cost.

    • How about this from the Paris Metro rules:

      “Armed inspectors can also now detain fare dodgers for up to four hours
      if they fail to provide ID. Those who seek to evade controls can face up
      to two months in prison and a fine of €7,500. Giving false
      information to ticket checkers can result in two months in prison and a
      fine of €3,750. Meanwhile, those who cheat five times a year or more
      face up to six months in prison and a fine of €7,500.”