The T and Keolis say they're going to be doing a little "Fare is Fair" exhibit at South Station during the evening rush hour, in during which Keolis teams will be checking passengers for valid tickets before they get on trains on certain platforms.
Signage will alert passengers about the “Fare is Fair” event. In an effort to reduce passenger inconvenience, Keolis is testing an “Express Lane” for monthly pass holders and passengers with an activated mTicket.
Keolis says the checking is the start of an effort to collect an estimated $35 million in revenue lost to people who don't pay their fair fares. Ultimately, the company wants to build a "ring of steel" at South, North and Back Bay stations to snare would be fare beaters.