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A little nudge for commuters in Washington, DC

Posted By admin On May 29, 2009 @ 1:07 pm In Social, Travel | No Comments

In Washington, DC, Gentlepeople are being asked: “sit your lazy butt in a non-priority seat if you’re a non-priority rider.” A direct approach, but hopefully quite effective.

Metro, Washington’s transport authority, has launched a full-fledged [1] campaign with ads at stations and in trains, with pamphlets and even a recorded announcement to remind people that priority seats should go to - ahem - those that need them (common sense, we would like to think).

A little moving picture - a la aeroplane security demonstration - has been created by Metro to highlight “customer etiquette, including priority seating, and safety tips”:

Source: [2] DC Transportation Examiner, [1] Metro, [3] Washington Post


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[1] campaign: http://www.wmata.com/about_metro/news/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=2581&from=rss
[2] DC Transportation Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/x-1095-DC-Transportation-Examiner~y2009m5d19-Metro-asks-you-to-sit-your-lazy
-butt-in-a-nonpriority-seat-if-youre-a-nonpriority-rider

[3] Washington Post: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/getthere/2009/05/metro_launches_campaign_on_pri.html?wprss=getthere

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