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Where did Metro get the idea not to install locked gates?
Where did Metro get the idea not to install locked gates?

To the editor: The Los Angeles County Metro opened its rail network with an "honor" system of fare collection, and many Blue and Expo line stations have no turnstiles. I have used subways in Chicago, New York, Beijing and Europe, and the people there would laugh if you suggested an honor system. ("So how many people are actually paying to ride?," July 28) Every city that has a subway or light-rail system seems to be able to figure out how to make fare evasion more difficult. Los Angeles has newer stations than most cities, so it seems that Metro just decided not to learn from other systems. Can I please get paid to do a study as to why there is a lot of fare...

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