New Code of Conduct Coming For MATA Bus Riders

(Memphis) The Memphis Transit Authority has created a code of conduct for its riders.

The list of rules will be posted on board the buses and in terminals.

If the rules are broken, passengers could get banned for life.

Public transportation is meant to be a safe and inexpensive way to get around town, but recent activity has some people questioning their safety.

That includes a man attacking his girlfriend Wednesday and a security guard arrested after he reportedly pushed a man off a MATA bus.

Tom Fox is the interim General Manager at MATA, “We want to make it totally clear that MATA has no tolerance for verbal abuse by any individual involving any other. Passengers or employees.”

Security guards can be called to buses but apparently that isn’t enough.

Fox told us there have been procedures in place for security guards to follow .

Now the city wants to make those rules crystal clear for rider too.

Fox added, “We have guidelines that we followed in the past and that kind of situation would warrant some severe consequences. What we want to do now is make sure what everyone knows what those consequences are in advance.

The code of conduct will be finalized in the next few weeks.

MATA plans to launch a public education campaign to make sure everyone is on board with these rules.

25 comments

    • bambam84

      Half the time, it’s the bus drivers and security “personnel,” instigating it. They REALLY need to make this go both ways, for riders as well as employees. Smh.

  • Gerald

    I’m sure the bus riding thugs are laughing at this threat. You would have to put a security guard on EVERY single bus for this to work.
    And we all know this is too expensive and it will never happen. Nice PR spin….LOL

  • Gerald

    No hoodies, no gold grills, no gang signs, no saggy pants. no spandex pants allowed on women over 250 pounds, no neck tats, no nails longer than 3 inches on men and women.

    • bambam84

      I am too busy laughing too hard at this to reply with a comment that doesn’t involve swearing at this point. Please leave your name, number and the time you called, and I will get back to you as soon as possible. *beeeeeepppp*

    • canadianwhiskeygirl

      Gerald, your whole post is hilarious but seeing women over 250 in spandex is too much…lol…seen it too many times myself and I just smdh.. 5ft4″ 250 and in spandex

    • canadianwhiskeygirl

      Oh and Gerald…excuse me…a little confused here…I thought droopy drawers are to be worn everywhere?!!!! J/K

    • Dr. JohnS

      Gerald you must have one sad life if all you can think about is what you posted. Only you can make a difference in your life – do not blame your wife or your mother or anyone else.

  • Don

    I am more worried about the security guard push a senior citizen of a bus and cause injury to the man. This guy needs to turned over the relatives to do what needs to be done with him.

    • Dr. JohnS

      Don, if your read the article you would know that he is in custody. He will be dealt with according to law.

    • Hard Truths

      He vanished when I started questioning his claimed doctorate.

      I think he was just a bullship flak for Team Herenton or the RDC.

      Very programmed, very carefully parsed words. “A” work for an eighth grader.

      Such an individual worked for the Herenton administration, and pontificated many reckless and implausible platitudes.

      Start with the truth — Herenton put this city in the gutter. His cronies are still feasting on the carcass.

      • Dr. JohnS

        Excuse me, I can show you the diplomas for all three of my degrees You never questioned anything about me, frankly from what you post you are too much of a coward. I happen to think you have a miserable little life and hide behind your computer screen so no one will know the truth about you.

        If you do not mind, show us the certificate where you finished elementary school.

    • Dr. JohnS

      We never know who you are, you always hide who you are when WREG kicks you off because of racist, bigoted, unintelligent post. But if you are referring to Dr. JohnS, I do not go any where. I stand up for what I believe.

      I happen to have a good self esteem and I do not need to put some one down, call them childish name – to try and build my manhood.

      • Hard Truths

        You are not credible. You think your sh** smells like Chanel #5.

        You should not be calilng yourself “Dr.” unless you’re an MD or a DDS.

        Cultivated people KNOW that. Guess what, I have an earned doctorate, but I don’t go around calling myself “Dr.” because it is inappropriate unless you’re an MD or DDS, which I am not.

        You just aren’t credible.

  • JohnSplayswithbigblackTWhackers

    Hey TallyWhacker John. He told you !!! HaHaHa. See the old mayor wS like
    Your Pacifier and you probably needed him daily. You always say the criminal has a mother who loves him. Nothing ever about the parents or family of the ones that get the crimes committed against. You are a POS. Yep That’s Right.

  • JohnSplayswithbigblackTWhackers

    Hard Truths his diplomas is probably from being on his knees to failure Willie letting Willie Teabag him.

    • Hard Truths

      I don’t know or care what color “Dr. JohnS” is, but I know the color of what he is full of.

  • JohnSplayswithbigblackTWhackers

    Mata needs to put a US Marshal on board and blast the Gorillas whens theys be axing up.

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