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Auditor: Most RapidRide Fare Evasion Tickets Go Unpaid

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Simone Alicea
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KNKX
A King County Metro RapidRide B Line bus approaches a station. A recent auditor's report showed fare evasion citations often go unpaid.

If you ride King County Metro’s RapidRide bus lines, you might have seen fare enforcement officers in action. They sometimes board the long buses, checking to make sure people have paid their due.

A new report from the King County Auditor’s Office has shed some light on how those fares are enforced. One finding: Most fare evasion citations go unpaid. Reporter Josh Kelety covered this issue for the Federal Way Mirror. He spoke to KNKX’s All Things Considered.

Ed Ronco came to KNKX in October 2013 as producer and reporter for KNKX’s Morning Edition. Ed started in public radio in 2009 at KCAW in Sitka, Alaska, where he covered everything from city government, to education, crime, science, the arts and more. Prior to public radio, Ed worked in newspapers, including four years at the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune, where he covered business, then politics and government.