New York City Transit fails to collect nearly half of fines

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MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) has failed to collect more than $13 million in fines and fees issued between January 2013 and June 2015, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced yesterday.

The sum represents nearly half of the total amount owed to the agency during the period, according to a press release issued by DiNapoli’s office.

Not adequately collecting the money has cost the agency “tens of millions” of dollars over the years, DiNapoli’s release said.

“With trains bursting at the seams and delays on the rise [NYCT] needs every dollar it can get to improve the subway service for straphangers,” DiNapoli said. “Fines are meant to deter bad behavior, but when [the agency] fails to enforce its own fines, it risks sending the message that its rules are made to be broken. ”

NYCT’s transit adjudication bureau (TAB) processes and adjudicates summonses for violations of NYCT rules…

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