Schwarzfahrer-Versicherung in Stockholm

Die New York Times über einen Club der Schwarzfahrer namens „Planka.nu (rough translation: 'free-ride.now')“, eine Versicherung gegen „erhöhtes Beförderungsentgelt“ sozusagen. Kannte ich noch nicht, finde ich aber sehr sympatisch und super. Fällt das schon unter Organized Crime? Oder eher Hacken von Infrastruktur?

For over a decade, Mr. Tengblad has belonged to a group known as Planka.nu (rough translation: “free-ride.now”), an organization with only two prerequisites for admission: Members must pay a monthly fee of about $15 and, as part of a continuous demonstration against the fare, promise to evade payment every time they ride. If travelers keep their side of the agreement, the group will cover any of the roughly $180 fines that might result. (An unlimited ride pass for 30 days costs about $120.)

The group’s efficiency in evasion has created an enviable business model. Last year, the group took in more than twice as much money — more than $7,500 per month — as it paid out in fines, organizers said. The agency that operates the metro system, Stockholm Public Transport, seems to have grown increasingly discouraged, especially after the failure of a recent investment in taller gates to stop the fare-beaters.

NYTimes: Fare Dodging Is an Organized Rebellion in Stockholm, and It’s Winning

spOnline-Übersetzungsservice: Versicherung für Bus und Bahn: Klub der Schwarzfahrer: „Sie fahren immer ohne Ticket - eine Strafe müssen sie dennoch nicht fürchten: In Stockholm sind Hunderte einer Schwarzfahrer-Versicherung beigetreten. Die "New York Times" spricht von einem "beneidenswerten Geschäftsmodell'.“