Three men were caught piggybacking through the fare gates at Downtown Crossing at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, but didn't make it far.

Plain clothes officers caught up with the men, according to MBTA Superintendent-in-Chief Joseph O'Connor, and they were all cited $50. Two of the men were arrested on warrants.

In a separate incident, another man was cited for fare evasion and arrested at 6 p.m. at Ruggles Station. on a warrant.

O'Connor said transit police have not noticed a significant spike in fare evasions since T fares were increased earlier this month.


"It is hard for us to quantify, but we’re not seeing a pattern of mass fare evasion. There have been a coupe of protests, but for the most part, officers out there doing what normally do," O'Connor said.