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Unarmed "safety ambassadors" have patrolled the Bay Area Rapid Transit system since February. Courtesy of BART.

If the T Decriminalizes Fare Evasion, What’s Next for Its Transit Police?

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While the Massachusetts State House ponders significant reforms to fare enforcement on the MBTA, and – in separate legislation – to policing in general, the MBTA’s in-house police force faces a reckoning. The Transit Police attracted intense criticism earlier this summer for their closures of downtown subway stations during Black Lives Matter protests and for […]