CTA Reminds Customers to be Considerate When Using Mobile Devices

October 2, 2009

“Don’t Yell on Your Cell” posters appearing on buses and trains

In an effort to further improve the public transit experience, the Chicago Transit Authority is displaying posters reminding customers to be courteous when using their cell phones or other mobile devices while on buses and trains. The “Don’t Yell on Your Cell” signs will be posted in unoccupied advertising spaces on buses and trains.
“Talking on cell phones or other wireless devices is so commonplace that it’s easy to forget your surroundings. These posters are a reminder to customers that they are in a public place and that a little courtesy goes a long way,” said CTA President Richard L. Rodriguez. “Keeping your voice down while on a call or texting instead of talking are small steps that can be taken which can make a big difference in improving everyone’s daily commute.”
As riders are confined to a shared space while traveling on CTA, demonstrating consideration for those traveling alongside can make the difference between a pleasant experience or one that can serve as a source of irritation.
Customers with cell phones are encouraged to select the vibrate option in lieu of a ring tone, to text instead of call whenever possible, or to lower their voice when on a phone call.
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