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SEPTA Riders Concerned About Passenger Etiquette

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SEPTA Riders Concerned About Passenger Etiquette

BY Oren Liebermann CBS-3 KYW-TV News Reporter

March 24, 2011

 

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The subway is normally a quick way to get around the city, but on a train in New York, the subway was neither quick nor calm.

 

A woman eating a container of spaghetti on the subway gets into an argument with a passenger next to her. The two start yelling curses back and forth before standing up and confronting each other. In minutes, the fight turns physical. One woman dumps the spaghetti on the other and the two start pushing each other around.

 

SEPTA passengers we spoke with say they have never seen anything that extreme, but it seems every rider has a story of frustration.

 

“One evening, I was riding the bus,” remembers Angela Allen, “and someone was eating. The driver asked him to stop and he put his food away.”

 

“Sometimes young people sit where senior citizens are supposed to sit,” said Margaret Gardiner, “and they refuse to leave.”

 

Youtube videos show SEPTA riders making and eating sandwiches. Other videos show people yelling and fighting. SEPTA says the general rule when riding is to be respectful of others.

 

 

“Be courteous,” said Kim Heinle, Assistant General Manager of Customer Service and Advocacy. “If you’re going to drink coffee, make sure it has a lid on it. No open containers, food. No prepared meals. This isn’t Meals on Wheels.”

 

Passenger etiquette signs posted on trains and buses remind people of the rules, but they are sometimes forgotten or ignored.

 

“It’s private property,” says Charmaine Jackson, who rides SEPTA buses everyday. “It’s SEPTA property, and they can make rules. If you don’t like the rules, get off the bus.”

 

To see the complete list of passenger etiquette guidelines, visit http://www.septa.org/cs/etiquette/index.html."

 

 

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/03/24/septa-riders-concerned-about-passenger-etiquette/

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Philadelphia, home of the most ignorant people and this bothers them l0l?

 

Hi, I live in Philadelphia and this would bother me too.

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Hi, I live in Philadelphia and this would bother me too.

 

As much crap the people in philly cry about, I didn't realize this would be a serious issue to them.

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So cuz some stupid hoe throws a plate of spaghetti at a racist idiot for opening up her mouth in NY and EVERY rail system in the country wants to ban food on the subway? I'm gunna go on the (A) and slap both these bitches when I see em.

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So cuz some stupid hoe throws a plate of spaghetti at a racist idiot for opening up her mouth in NY and EVERY rail system in the country wants to ban food on the subway? I'm gunna go on the (A) and slap both these bitches when I see em.
nice something I would do

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Thats everywhere you go really, if it's not people eating you got folks who love to blast their music on their phones and mp3 players...You would think all that money they pay to ride the bus or train they could invest themselves some headphones!

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