According to @Travelsmart.ca, since the Olympics 50 more people take transit each minute. As fuel prices rise higher and higher, more people are opting for transit for the first time.
We, regular users welcome the new travellers as they’ll help keep service levels high and fares lower but perhaps a few tips on how to travel might be helpful.
Here’s this weeks Top 10 list: Transit Do’s & Don’ts
1. DO have your fare ready when boarding the bus so you aren’t fumbling around looking for change and holding up a line of people.
2. DON’T ask for a free ride.
3. DO keep moving along the bus, platform or train once you board.
4. DON’T leave your trash or old newspapers behind on the vehicle, there are bins on every platform & near most bus stops.
5. DO carry on your conversations…quietly! If you’re sitting beside someone the rest of the passengers shouldn’t be able to hear, same thing for your mobile phone calls. Keep it down!
6. DON’T stand on the left side of an escalator. The common rule is Walk Left, Stand Right
7. DO have a seat but please allow elderly, people with special needs, baby buggies to sit/access the front seats when needed.
8. DON’T eat your breakfast/lunch/dinner on board…a nibble is ok but a smelly messy meal is too much.
9. DO try to take up as little space as possible if you have bags or parcels, you only paid one fare so don’t take up two seats.
10. DON’T get too comfortable, fall alseep and miss your stop…trust me, it happens!