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Guide to riding BART & MUNI

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Step 6: Ride

Always be considerate of the people around you. The following tips are guidelines you should follow to be polite to other passengers.

If you're riding during commuting hours, people generally want to have a quiet, hassle free ride. Try to avoid loud conversations with other people on the train or on your phone. On the weekend, people are more likely to be traveling in groups so its socially acceptable to be a little noisier.

If you have a seat, then you can just relax and sleep or read or observe the other riders. If you think you might fall asleep, position yourself so that you don't lean on your seat mate.

If you're standing you may be able to read a paper or a book. Just avoid bumping others with your book.

If you listen to music, keep the volume down so that other people aren't also listening. Try to refrain from singing out loud.

It is recommended that passengers avoid walking through the doors between cars.

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