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“There’s no rules posted on how to behave while on metro but I think it’s important to review these unspoken rules from time to time.”

by Prince Of Petworth February 6, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

There’s no rules posted on how to behave while on metro but I think it’s important to review these unspoken rules from time to time.

The unspoken rules of riding the metro/bus:

When riding the escalators, stand on your right and walk on your left

BUS

· If you need to add money to your metro card, please let other riders enter the bus first.

· If you notice a bus is full, proceed to stand at the very back of the bus to allow more space for incoming riders.

· Do not take up more than one seat, especially if you’re just using it for your handbag.

· If you’re riding public transportation only for a couple stops, do not inconvenience other metro riders by squeezing yourself into a seat only to have to get back up again soon after.

TRAIN

· To avoid holding up foot traffic, take out your metro card well before you must tap it into the station.

· Do not take up more than one seat, especially for your belongings.

· Let people get off the train before pushing your way in, especially if you know the train is packed.

· Do not stand in the center of metro walkways when awaiting a train, leave enough room in the platform for people walking to get by. If you need to stop to text, do it against a wall or anywhere out of a busy walkway.

· If you are not handicapped and sitting in a handicapped seat, you must be FULLY self-aware of your surroundings at every stop in case a handicapped or pregnant woman is to board the bus/train.

· If you’re capable enough of grabbing a newspaper, have the courtesy to toss it or pass it on to someone else after you’re done with it.

· If you are carrying big luggage, position it in a way that is not blocking the entrance to other seats or entrances/exits.

Last, but not least, greet your bus drivers and WMATA employees and treat them with respect.

Forgot to add, and didn’t think I had to mention,

Do not touch other passengers, by any means, any type of sexual harassment on metro will be taken seriously.”

Ed. Note: And for the love of God DO NOT under any circumstance Clip Your Nails!!! What else is missing?

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