Riders of New York City’s subways will no longer hear the phrase “ladies and gentlemen” ringing across the PA system before the doors close, reported PIX11.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is opting for a more gender-neutral approach. Bus drivers and subway conductors are reportedly told to use words such as “passengers,” “riders” and “everyone.”
The change is effective immediately, reported the news outlet.
Transit staff was notified of the new policy in a bulletin earlier this week, which is part of the NYC Subway Action Plan to improve communication with its customers. (Read more from “NYC Subways Cut ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ From Announcements” HERE)