A coalition writes that Port Authority’s plan for fare enforcement on its light-rail trains will lead to profiling. (Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)
Casa San Jose joins a coalition of organizations concerned about the militarization of Port Authority with the use of armed police officers to handle the new cashless fare policy. Post Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes on the public meetings, petition drives and political pressure put by the Coalition advocating for transparency in the process driven by concerns that “The groups say they fear the system could result in racial profiling, a criminal record for not paying a $2.50 fare and problems including possible deportation for undocumented immigrants. They want nonpayment of fares handled as a civil matter enforced by unarmed fare compliance officers, with unpaid citations turned over to a collection agency.”
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