November 14, 2017 at 9:04 am EDT | by Mariah Cooper
NYC subway announcements go gender-neutral

(Photo via Wikimedia Commons.)

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is taking a step towards modernizing the New York City subway system by using gender-neutral language in its subway announcements.

Pix11 reports that the gendered words “ladies and gentlemen” will be removed from pre-recorded and live announcements. They will be replaced with gender-neutral words such as “passengers,” “riders” and “everyone.”

MTA is making the effort as part of its NYC Subway Action Plan, which is meant to update the transportation system. In a push for more live updates over pre-recorded messages, conductors will be allowed to give personalized announcements. They will also be allowed to point out landmarks.

The switch is effective immediately.

  • If I had a dollar for every gender there is I would have two dollars and some poorly printed counterfeits.

    • How much would you have for every woman attacked by Trump that’s been paid off to keep quite or little girl hit on by Roy Moore? How about for every boy miss Milo has messed with?

      • I sincerely doubt that Donald Trump actually paid anyone off.

        He never pays his bills – that much is thoroughly documented.

        • What happened then to all those libel lawsuits he threatened to file after the election? He’s trying to intimidate these women. He’s got alot of nerve attacking Al Franken when he’s on record saying he like to kiss women and grab them you know where while being silent on Roy Moore.

          • Yes, what ever did happen to all those Brave women that claimed they got Trumped? Down the same hole as the DNC paid “Ladies” that claimed Herman Cain harassed them.

            Or Anita Hill’s bogus allegations.. A curly hair on a coke can…

            Show us/me the charges/lawsuits filed against POTUS, please.

            Show where these “Victims” disappeared to?

            While you’re at it, show the charts and graphs of bad behavior of GOP vs DEM..

            Finally, show your work!

          • Show me your work that proves the women who spoke up against trump were paid by the DNC!

            Show me your proof that Anita Hill’s allegations were bogus!

            Show me trump’s libel lawsuits against the women who accused him! Hasn’t he stuffed the taxpayer enough?

      • Funny as they keep pushing fake stuff about Moore, the more hard evidence comes out against DNC players.
        I have never encountered any Ladies or Gentlemen on the subway

        • You even defend homophobic Roy Moore who would condemn you in a heartbeat! You’re pathetic! A typical conservatives who has integrity fly out door when it’s a Republican conservative but quick to condemn when it’s a liberal or Democrat! I’m sure you and Moore’s supporters would support him even if he was accused of Murder simply to put a Republican in Congress but want a Democrat’s head and demand he withdraw!

          How the heck would you know if those allegations against Moore are Fake? It’s typically the self-righteous that are the biggest hypocrites! Jimmy Swaggert comes to mind.

  • So, Phyllis Schlafly’s prediction that America will become “a unisex society” is coming true, but it’s called “gender-neutral.”

    And so it goes . . .

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