Subway riders may have to rethink that morning bagel on the train, if a proposed bill to ban eating in the subway passes, says the New York Post.
Proposed by Senator Bill Perkins, D-Manhattan, the ban on subway eating hopes to discourage rats and litter from stations, says the report. A fine of up to $250 would be handed out to straphangers found snacking on any train, platform, or shop throughout the city’s transit system. The Post says that money from the fines would go towards a litter-prevention fund.
Is banning all eating on subway trains and platforms practical at all, or is it simply necessary if it means cutting down on riders who treat the train like their dining room?
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