2005-12-16 / Community

New Transit Rules For NYC Commuters

The MTA has adopted new procedures regarding conduct and safety of its passengers as of December 5, 2005.

“The new rules were created to increase the safety of the New York City Transit and protect its passengers. I hope that everyone who uses these facilities will comply with these new rules,” said State Senator Malcolm A. Smith.

The new Rules of Conduct include:

- Passengers cannot operate a bicycle, skateboard, scooter or wear roller skates.

- Passengers are not allowed to move between end doors of a subway car anytime other than an emergency.

Old rules concerning violations are still in effect, such as:

- Passengers must refrain from playing a loud radio or other amplified device on a platform.

- Passengers cannot block others from moving and cannot lay down.

- Passengers cannot drink alcoholic beverages or carry an open container onto a train or bus.

- Passengers must refrain from carrying bulky items that could be an inconvenience or hazard to others.

- Passengers cannot smoke anywhere on NYC Transit property.

“We have seen terrorists target mass transit systems in European cities,” said Senator Smith. “So it is important to always stay vigilant and follow the rules when riding a city subway or bus.”

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