Noting that the Metro seems very safe, and nobody ever seems to ‘jump’ the ticket gates without paying, I wonder why the metro is so safe when D.C. has a fairly high crime rate overall?
At least I would expect more people to not pay the fare and walk through those little gates when someone else pays for them (do it quickly it might be possible). But not even that
Why is it so safe? Do the Metro police have massive plainclothes officers present? I’ve never seen any arrest or intervention, and only rarely see a uniformed metro officer.
Also, anyone know what happened to those “Newspaper” vending machines they still have in the metro stations, but are now all boarded up?