We saw a VERY pregnant woman get on a crowded train the other day, and not a soul offered up their seat. Never fear, because Metro is launching a campaign to increase awareness that you shouldn't be a jerk.
Many of you may have noticed the extra announcements today about priority seating, which is part of a larger campaign to increase awareness about doing the right thing.
In addition to announcements, Metro has installed new signs with arrows pointing to the priority seats in each rail car.
Metro is also placing ads inside rail cars and Metrorail stations, and Metro staff handed out brochures with tips to customers today at Metro Center, L’Enfant Plaza, Union Station, Gallery Pl-Chinatown, Farragut West, Farragut North and Dupont Circle Metrorail stations.
We're not sure what other tips there could be other than give up your seat to someone who needs it, but the wise folks at Metro have come with a whole list of common sense.
Do you often see people offering their seat to people who need it? Have you ever told someone to give up their seat for you or someone else who needed it? Do you think Metro's new campaign will work?
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