I'm a bit mind-boggled that Metro Transit in Minneapolis found it necessary to post on social media unusually detailed instructions about what is, and is not, acceptable and/or legal behavior by its customers. For example:
One fare = one seat. Your bag belongs on your lap, not taking up the seat next to you.
Interfering with the operator / movement of vehicle. Do not bother the operator or hold up vehicles. They're trying to get you to your destination safely and on time. This includes holding doors open on trains.
Vandalizing / littering. Respect your bus stop, station, bus, or train by putting your garbage in appropriate containers. Vandals who are caught damaging transit property can be arrested.
Threatening / spitting on others. This applies to your behavior with transit personnel as well as with fellow riders.
Pooping or peeing. Transit property is not a public restroom.
Sexual assault. Sexual contact without consent is forbidden.
Flammable or other hazardous items. Metro Transit prohibits flammable, explosive, radioactive, and hazardous items onboard. This includes gas-powered scooters, car or motorcycle batteries, and gasoline/fuel containers.
There are more rules at the link.
What sort of society do we live in (or, rather, do they live in up in Minneapolis) that it's even necessary to post these rules? When I was growing up, I was expected to use public transport (buses and commuter trains) without supervision as soon as I reached the equivalent of Grade 6. So was almost every other kid I knew. Nobody had to teach us rules like that, because our parents had already done so (and many more) in unmistakeable and thoroughly enforced ways. If I'd been stupid enough to poop or pee on public transit (except in medical emergency, of course), I'd have got a hefty clip over the ear from the conductor, probably a few more from fellow passengers, and an almighty beating from my father as soon as he learned about it! And as for "sexual contact without consent" . . . that would have landed me in jail, then in juvenile court, right smartly - that is, if I'd survived my parents' punishment for daring to even think about such a thing! (We also didn't have to worry about running into such behavior from others while using public transport. They'd have received an immediate "educational beatdown" from most other adults in sight if they'd tried!)
When I read that list, I could only, very humbly and sincerely, thank God that I don't live in a place where such rules of conduct have to be spelled out. Such expectations certainly would not have to be spelled out here, because many of those living in my area would take immediate and strong action if they saw anyone violating such strictures. Enforcement authorities would be needed only to clean up the mess! We're fortunate enough, in this part of the world, to live in a frequently self-correcting society. That's one of the reasons I like it here.