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There are 8 comments on How to Ride the T (without Being a Jerk)

  1. One other thing… try not to use your phone on the T and if you have to, be respectful of the folks around you and not be obnoxiously loud. No one cares what you are having for dinner tonight.

  2. Stop Request: Once the train goes underground there’s no need hit “Stop Request.” The trains stop at every station. One could ask “how did this all get started?” Well believe it or not one NEVER had to hit stop request for outside and underground stops. In fact, you could pick up the T at Blanchard Street and never have to pay AT ALL!! Going into Kenmore Station outside the same thing. There was no need to hit “Stop Request” up and down Commonwealth Ave. It was not until mid 2006/07 (or near that time) the MBTA made some drastic new these changes. Always find it interesting that one does not really need to hit “Stop Request’ if you look outside the car windows seeing people waiting for the train. Having been born and raised in Boston the T really hasn’t changed that much. You can file the organization under “Catch Me If You Can!”

  3. YAS! Brittany! Thank you for bringing up the backpack issue!
    Wearing your backpack on a crowded train – and the BU Shuttle – is the WORST. Transit is already stressful enough and it is important for riders to be courteous. We are just all trying to get where we need to go in some relative comfort, so if everyone did their part, imagine what we could achieve!

  4. In addition to elderly and disabled, please also offer your seat to pregnant women and parents traveling with strollers/small children.

    Also remember you can take the BU Bus to many locations around campus and free up space on the T for those traveling further distances.

  5. In the beginning the T did not have ANY “Stop Request” so it naturally stopped at all the destinations on its route. To answer the question why does one see on occasions the “Stop Request” light on continuously underground? Because the drivers get tired of people hitting it when it is unnecessary once you go underground at Kenmore/Fenway and St. Mary (Brookline). Last year I was on the train heading to Copley and someone hit their “request.” The driver got so irritated she came on the intercom to say “Would you please stop hitting Stop Request!” ” We make stops at all the stations we stop at!”

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