New York Metropolis’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is retiring its use of “women and gents” in favor of some superior gender-neutral terminology.
Based on local news outlet PIX11, MTA subway conductors and bus drivers will tackle commuters as “passengers,” “riders” and “everybody.” Pre-recorded messages can be up to date to adjust to the brand new coverage.
“We’re basically altering the best way we speak with riders to provide them higher and clearer info,” MTA spokesperson Jon Weinstein informed PIX11 on Friday.
In July, London transportation made a similar move and eradicated gendered greetings from the London Tube’s bulletins. “We would like everybody to really feel welcome on our transport community,” Mark Evers, director of buyer technique at Transport for London, said about the change.
Now that we’ve coated gender-neutral terminology, perhaps we will deal with those MTA delays.