BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The MBTA is looking to put the "T" back into etiquette.
The MBTA is reminding riders to avoid eating and drinking while on MBTA trains and buses or while in stations. The agency asks any riders with food or drink to keep them in closed containers and if they do eat or drink anything they should make sure to throw anything out in proper trash or recycling bins.
Eating and drinking are not prohibited on the MBTA, but the T does want riders to avoid doing it to help keep stations, trains, and buses clean while also being courteous to other riders. WBZ's James Rojas spoke with some riders who said they don't often see people eating or drinking on the T.
"Actually I don't see it that often at all," one rider said. "Of course every once and a while you see someone drop something and I think that's even more what I would worry about."
However, he did speak with one rider who admits that he often eats on the train or the bus.
"I ordered a sausage and I'm eating it and it goes all over me," he said. "I don't think it went on the floor but it went all over my jacket. Everyone is looking at me and I'm like 'he that's dessert for when I get home'."
While he does eat on the T, the rider named Anthony said he always makes sure to clean up his trash, even though not everyone else does.
"I going to say less than 50/50 [throw away their trash]," he said. "Some do clean up after themselves and the others just throw it [on the ground]."
Leaving trash behind on trains, buses, or stations can result in fines or tickets.
WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports.