CTA's hilarious courtesy campaign wins top award

The CTA’s courtesy campaign has won the Grand Award from the American Public Transportation Association for Public Relations/Awareness or Educational Campaign.

It’s a well-deserved award. The photos that illustrate discourteous behavior are hilarious. Check them out again.


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    Just wondering whether CTA used an external ad agency or came up with the campaign from internal marketing department. Whatever the case, the ads are a hoot!

  • In reply to Kenneth Byrd:

    But do they do anything effective? Are gropings down in the past month? Otherwise it is just more feel good hooey.

  • In reply to jack:

    The number of clods blocking the doors doesn't seem to have changed any. If these nincompoops are going to stand in the doorway, at least they could step off the train at the stations to allow people to exit/enter.

  • In reply to SpinyNorman:

    If Hilkevitch's column means anything to those who can get behind the paywall, maybe next CTA can run an award winning campaign on please don't add your art to our new train cars. Maybe something like "we'll take $1.6 million from you and donate the car to the Museum of Contemporary [f]Art in your name."

  • In reply to SpinyNorman:

    But stepping off the bus and/or train is just as annoying, too. Make sure you step on their feet on the way out. Hopefully, they'll get the message and stand somewhere else.

  • "If I'm not sitting and see a pregnant woman standing, I will ask other men to move for her."
    Because a woman who isn't pregnant shouldn't have to stand up either?

  • In reply to JRUptown:

    Frankly, I've never seen a woman ignore a pregnant woman who needs a seat. It's always men sitting around her while the pregnant woman stands.
    But I get your point. So yes, I would ask a woman to give up her seat too.

  • I was riding the train home yesterday, and I noticed a sign/poster on the clear glass partition near the door that reminded riders not to block the doors. Of course, there was a young man standing in front of the poster blocking the door, completely oblivious to the world around him.

    Irony knows no bounds.

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