MTA: Get up or pay up

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has launched a new ad campaign to remind straphangers they should accommodate the disabled and elderly with a seat. The MTA is also giving riders another motivation:

News 12 Staff

Jun 18, 2009, 11:05 PM

Updated 5,449 days ago

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MTA: Get up or pay up
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has launched a new ad campaign to remind straphangers they should accommodate the disabled and elderly with a seat.
The MTA is also giving riders another motivation: a $50 fine. Transit officials say the law has been around for several years, but they are hoping the new ad campaign will compel more straphangers to give up their seats.
"I've seen a lot of older people. It's hard for them to sit down," says subway rider John Maldonado.


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