Public transport authorities have denied they will profile certain passengers as part of a new blitz of fare evasion, despite research revealing young women are regular offenders.
Public Transport Victoria commissioned research from Monash University’s’s Institute of Transport Studies to narrow down the type of person most likely to fare evade and where that most likely occurs.
New data released reveals fare evasion is at its lowest levels in five years but more than 67,000 repeat fare evaders cost taxpayers about $60 million annually.
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