Fare Evasion to Community Benefit: Transport Ombudsman’s data magic

In Australia, Public Transport of Victoria's (PTV) data on fare evaders showed an interesting trend. They found a particular tram and train route in Melbourne  having high rate of offenders and interestingly even higher rate of fare evasions disputed with Transport Ombudsman.

Further analysis of data revealed that,young people faced with temporary homelessness found themselves unable to pay for public transport services. These students were often without financial support from their parents or guardians, and would receive large fines while traveling to and from school or temporary accommodation. The resultlogin or upgrade your account