For the first time since 2020, passengers aboard Sound Transit’s light rail and Sounder service will receive a citation if they ride enough times without paying, beginning this month.

While transit users may have been approached by a Sound Transit employee and asked for proof of payment in recent years, the agency has issued only warnings, stopping short of sending out tickets. Sound Transit in the meantime has slowly ramped up a new fare enforcement squad, made up of “ambassadors” instead of security or law enforcement.




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