Editor’s note: This story appeared in the January 2016 edition of Inmotion.
Nonsmoking DART passengers, who are irritated by those who do, are seeing increased signage discouraging this activity on light rail platforms and at bus transit centers. Smoking, including vapor cigarettes, already is prohibited at these places, but it’s a rule that is sometimes ignored – or not known.
New, strategically placed “No Smoking Beyond This Point” signs, as well as outlined zones on facility maps, leave no doubt that the entire main platform is a smoke-free area.
“Other new signs will remind patrons that security cameras are in use,” said David Ehrlicher, DART’s assistant vice president of program delivery.
The numerous and prominent signs also will make it easier for DART Police to enforce the rule and reduce maintenance costs associated with cleaning up discarded cigarette butts.