BART partners with local art students for commute etiquette campaign

Bay Area Rapid Transit passengers wait for a BART train to depart the Fruitvale station Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. A contentious, on-again, off-again Bay Area transit strike infuriated hundreds of thousands of commuters forced to wait hours for overcrowded buses and ferries and brought grave questions when two workers were killed. The labor clash now appears to be heading toward resolution, but unions now face calls to ban transit strikes, and political leaders are struggling to assure communities they won’t be economically and socially jeopardized again by union disputes. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

BART is getting creative in their endeavor to improve conditions on trains. Literally, the Bay Area Public Transportation system is partnering with California College of the Arts students to fashion posters to foster more courteous commute behavior!

These aren’t your typical informational posters that make your eyes glaze over either. The vibrant out-of-the-box designs contain witty slogans that are sure to have riders laughing, such as: “24th street has the best burritos in the Bay, but please don’t eat them on BART,” while also giving them a nudge in the right direction.

Host Chip Franklin, Nikki Medoro and Heather Hamann weighed in on whether the etiquette campaign will make a dent in atrocious commute habits, shared their own horrifying BART encounters and brought you more details on the project!

Listen to the full segment below.


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