CTA President Rich Rodriguez didn't like what he saw -- and heard -- on his tours of the CTA system: People talking loudly on their cell phones. So he determined that a friendly reminder about cell phone courtesy was needed.
As a result, Rodriguez and the CTA now want to remind you to stop yelling into your cell phone and bothering other customers. It is embarking on a courtesy campaign with "Don't Yell on Your Cell" posters and ads.
Thank you, Rich Rodriguez.
The CTA will post the reminders in unoccupied ad space on trains and buses. "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."
The CTA is even suggesting some standards for cell phone usage, according to the press release:
option in lieu of a ring tone, to text instead of call whenever
possible, or to lower their voice when on a phone call.