Passenger Conduct

For the comfort and safety of all passengers, the following conduct is expected of all individuals utilizing transit services and locations:

-Cooperate with requests from transit personnel

-Be considerate

-Respect the privacy of others

Passengers should remain seated while on a transit vehicle or ensure they are holding onto a stanchion if standing; vehicles make multiple stops and drivers may not always be able to visually verify every passenger is seated or holding a stanchion before the vehicle moves. Passengers may never stand in front of the white "standee" line while the bus is in operations. Passengers should refrain from behavior that violates MET Transit operating rules or intrudes on the comfort, safety, and welfare of others including but not limited to:

-Interfering with the safe operation of the vehicle

-Endangering or threatening the welfare of others

-Roughhousing, horseplay, swinging from stanchions, or fighting

-Using excessive profanity or offensive language

-Screaming, shouting, or playing loud music

-Placing feet on seats or seat backs, or lying down in the seats

-Threatening, harassing, or intimidating others

-Refusing to relinquish posted seating to the elderly or individuals with disabilities

-Consumption of food in unauthorized areas

-Drinking from a container with no lid

-Smoking or using e-cigarettes or vapes in unauthorized areas

-Consumption of alcohol

-Possession of an open container of alcohol

-Use of illegal drugs, huffing, etc

-Drunk or disorderly conduct

-Littering

-Spitting

-Urinating or defecating except in restrooms

-Loitering without the intent to use transit services

-Indecent exposure

-Throwing any object at transit property or at any person on transit property

-Discharging a laser emitting device on a transit vehicle or directing such a device at a vehicle or person

-Bringing onto transit property or vehicles any odors and substances which unreasonably disturb others or interfere with their use of the transit system, whether such odors or substances are from one’s person, clothes, articles, accompanying animal or any other source

-Vandalism

-Tampering with equipment

-Soliciting unless otherwise authorized by MET management

-Sharing a monthly pass

-Lighting matches or lighters

-Weapons possession including knives and firearms


ANYONE WHO FAILS TO COMPLY MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE BUS AND/OR FACILITY AS WELL AS BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW

The code of conduct applies to all activities that occur in or on:

                -Any transit vehicle

                -Transit Centers

                -Parking areas

                -Bus stops, shelters, or other passenger facilities

                -The MET Transit administrative and maintenance facility