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Old December 22nd, 2014, 10:56 PM   #2861
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Standing Clear of Doors, Removing Backpacks on Crowded Trains and Using Only One Seat are some of the Reminders Customers will See Starting in January

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December 22nd, 2014
"Courtesy Counts, Manners Make a Better Ride" is the message the MTA is trying to get across to customers who ride the trains and buses. MTA NYC Transit is unveiling a new placard campaign which urges customers to be aware that just a few courteous actions can make the ride more efficient while creating an atmosphere that can make a daily commute more pleasant and less stressful.

In January, a series of placards will begin appearing inside subway cars and then buses and the commuter railroads in February. They will bear gentle, but firm reminders pointing out common courtesies that can make traveling by mass transit more enjoyable for everyone. The messages serve to remind the MTA’s 8.6 million daily customers that they can help make the trip quicker and more pleasant by demonstrating a personal, consistent commitment to courtesy.

“Courtesy is always important but it takes on an added significance as transit ridership continues to increase,” said NYC Transit President Carmen Bianco. “The simple act of stepping aside to let riders off the train before you board can trim valuable seconds from the time a train dwells in a station while removing a backpack makes more room for everyone. These acts serve to speed the trip while increasing the level of comfort.”

The new program, developed by MTA Corporate Communications, highlights behaviors that are both encouraged and discouraged for the benefit of everyone. The messaging largely reflects complaints and suggestions from riders.

The colorfully-designed placards employ simple graphics to illustrate behavioral “do” and “don’t” scenarios. The illustrations are reinforced with pithy statements.

Do’s include:

• “Step Aside to Let Others Off First”

• “Keep Your Stuff to Yourself”

• “Take Your Pack Off Your Back”

• “Offer Your Seat to an Elderly, Disabled, or Pregnant Person”

• “Take Your Litter Off With You”

• “Keep the Sound Down”

No No’s include:

• “Pole Are For Your Safety, Not Your Latest Routine”

• “Clipping? Primping?”

• “Don’t be a Pole Hog”

• “It’s a Subway Car Not a Dining Car”

• “Blocking Doors”

• “Dude…..Stop the Spread, Please”

The 46-inch or 72-inch placards will be installed on 2,600 subway cars and plans are currently underway to add subway car announcements to the campaign. Additional campaigns will be created for buses and both the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. All of the topics and suggestions are intended to raise rider awareness of what they can do to create a better trip for everyone. The placards will be consistent reminders that courteous behavior is in everybody’s best interest for a more comfortable trip.
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 01:05 AM   #2862
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Standing Clear of Doors, Removing Backpacks on Crowded Trains and Using Only One Seat are some of the Reminders Customers will See Starting in January http://www.mta.info/news-new-york-ci...ving-backpacks
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Old December 24th, 2014, 04:05 PM   #2863
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• “Clipping? Primping?”

• “Dude…..Stop the Spread, Please”
These two most annoying things I have seen while riding subway.
I wish MTA that educational campaign works but from previous experience when MTA have tried to educate riders many times with no results, I am very pessimistic... I see bigger role for parents and teachers here.
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Old December 24th, 2014, 05:37 PM   #2864
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What is clipping and primping? My english is not so well developed :P
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Old December 24th, 2014, 05:40 PM   #2865
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What is clipping and primping? My english is not so well developed :P
I think "clipping" refers to cutting one's nails?
"Primping" may mean adjusting one's makeup/hair/etc? I honestly don't know, either.
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Old December 26th, 2014, 04:29 PM   #2866
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yeah nails clipping... disgusting...only in new york...
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 05:03 AM   #2868
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 07:38 AM   #2869
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The new connection at the broadway lafayette station is proof that we cant get things done right in this city. While its fantastic that we finally have a connection, the new section appears incredibly worn and dirty. I was honestly shocked at how dirty and sloppy the new section appears, its embarrassing. This is suppose to be new?
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Old January 16th, 2015, 08:52 AM   #2870
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Any idea how long the platform lengths at NYC Subway stations are? Since they can vary by length, location, etc.?
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Old January 16th, 2015, 09:03 AM   #2871
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Around 564ft for the IRT stations and around 602 for the IND/BMT stations.
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Old January 16th, 2015, 09:34 AM   #2872
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Around 564ft for the IRT stations and around 602 for the IND/BMT stations.
172m for IRT, 183m for IND/BMT
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Old January 16th, 2015, 06:30 PM   #2873
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Either or, though ft is more accurate as the U.S. Refuses to use metric
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Old January 16th, 2015, 07:22 PM   #2874
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Either or, though ft is more accurate as the U.S. Refuses to use metric
Ok but in Europe only metric system is used. A length indicated in feet means nothing for an european.
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Old January 16th, 2015, 08:30 PM   #2875
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looks like I'm not a European.

And that's fine by me.

Europe = do it our way!
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Old January 18th, 2015, 04:07 AM   #2876
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There are a few oddballs in the system, like South Ferry (loop), that have shorter than average platforms.

Oh, and is Cortlandt St still slated to open sometime this year or early 2016?
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Old January 18th, 2015, 08:40 AM   #2877
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There are a few oddballs in the system, like South Ferry (loop), that have shorter than average platforms. Oh, and is Cortlandt St still slated to open sometime this year or early 2016?
It will be partial opened sometime in 2015, along with connection to WTC Hub.
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What do you think? Interesting article from Second Ave. Sagas:

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Out of nowhere, Cuomo announces an AirTrain to Laguardia
By Benjamin Kabak, Jan 20, 2014


Gov. Cuomo announced a Laguardia Airtrain via Willets Point and the Grand Central Parkway

After months of saying very little of anything while campaigning for a second term and hardly anything about transit for four years while governing, Andrew Cuomo stunned New Yorkers by announcing plans to build an AirTrain from the 7 train and LIRR station at Willets Point to Laguardia Airport. Cuomo, who has made modernizing New York’s struggling airports, said that the rail connection will cost $450 million and could be up and running within five years of the start of construction

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Old January 21st, 2015, 07:58 PM   #2880
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Wouldn't it be better to add a branch to the Port Washington line of LIRR, so the LaGuardia train could go to Woodside? It's a much better transfer point (a bunch of LIRR lines, 7, <7>), and Port Washington line is lightly used. Maybe the trains could continue to Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal outside rush hour.

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