How other transit systems are "Rubbing out rudeness"
The travel columnist on msnbc.com on Thursday took up a much-discussed topic here: rudeness on public transit systems.
(And a big CTA Tattler welcome to msnbc.com readers directed here from that column.)
But she also found a few transit systems that are making concerted efforts to combat rudeness -- such as New Jersey Transit. They have started an ad campaign urging passengers in a fun way to be kind and more thoughtful toward other passengers. From the column:
For example, one poster shows a woman screaming in frustration and a printed message that reads: “Please stow your stuff.”
And in our nation's capitol, Metrorail officials show zero tolerance to riders who eat or drink on the system, Baskas reports:
In one case the offending food was a French fry; in another it was the last bites of a candy bar. Clearly, Metro riders have taken the “no eating” rule to heart: On my last visit to Washington, D.C., a woman leaned over and hissed, “Hey, tourist lady — ditch the biscuit” as we approached the fare box. “They’ll ticket you in a heartbeat.”
I'm thinking we could use a little bit of that same approach here in Chicago.