City Council Proposes Reduced Penalties For Misconduct on Public Transit

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Cleveland - City Council proposed new legislation during Monday night’s meeting, if passed the legislation would ask for the reduction of penalties for people who evade paying fares to board Cleveland public transit system.

The proposed legislation would reduce fines for fare evasion and other misconduct like smoking, spitting, eating or drinking in prohibited area, and playing music to loud would be reduced to $25 as well has suspending jail time for the violation.

The Cleveland City Council cannot force the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Police to follow the new proposed guidelines, as the RTA is a separate state- created agency.

The next council meeting will be held on Monday, May 9th.

You can watch Mondays City Council meeting below.

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