BART is looking at a new solution to the widespread fare evasion problem that siphons off up to $25 million a year: replacing the orange, pie-wedge gates that have defined the system for decades. It’s not an easy fix. Swapping 600 consoles for sturdier versions would cost an estimated $150 million to $200 million, officials said, and may change the open, roomy feel of the stations. But it shows just how far the transit agency might have to go to solve an epidemic that its general manager links ...
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