One year ago, we debuted Metro Manners: a transit etiquette campaign starring magical girl Super Kind and her arch-nemesis, Rude Dude. You can refresh your memory and view the previous videos below. Super Kind and Rude Dude are back this year to educate fellow riders on three more not-awesome behaviors we’d like to see less of (or have vanish altogether) on our buses and trains:
- don’t play loud music on board
- let others exit before boarding
- don’t buy items from vendors
We put a lot of effort into these videos in hopes they would be seen by a ton of people, including most of our riders. Yes, Metro has a Customer Code of Conduct that outlines the dos and don’ts for riders. And, yes, while our law enforcement partners enforce those rules, they can’t police every single bus and train every hour of the day — although Metro has increased the security presence on the system.
To a large extent, it’s up to you, dear riders, to help us make going Metro a more pleasant and comfortable experience. Please use your Metro Manners the next time you ride. Don’t be Rude Dude, be Super Kind!
The videos are accompanied by posters that will be distributed across the system, so keep an eye out for them! We’ll also have new Super Kind and Rude Dude items in the Metro Shop so you can show that you’re a proud, properly mannered rider. 🙂
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