November 10, 2017
Political correctness is now making its way onto New York City subways as conductors have been told not to use the term “ladies and gentlemen.”
The MTA sent out a message last week that has since gone viral.
It is ordering staff to use a list of gender neutral terms such as passengers, riders, or everyone.
It also directs conductors on newer trains with automated announcements to override them with the new greetings.
The change is part of a nine page memo from the MTA as the agency wants conductors to be more empathetic in their language to avoid offending trans-genders.
However, many are criticizing the move and are calling it another attack on free speech.