New models for PTV

Public Transport Victoria has added four new characters to the popular model commuter campaign

New models for PTV
The volume controller shows how to be a good commuter by keeping sounds to yourself

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is introducing four brand new characters to add to its collection of model commuters and public transport users are being invited to vote for their favourite.

The four new characters have been brought to life after feedback from the public clearly showed these types of behaviour are desired and can be better demonstrated by commuters on trains, trams and buses.

Lending a hand in leading positive behavioural change, the existing models are the mover-over, the floor bagger, the quiet talker and the door clearer.

The new models are the patient boarder, the volume controller, the seat offerer and the backpack remover

Public Transport Victoria chief executive officer Mark Wild says the model commuters campaign approaches undesirable behaviour in a positive way.

"We want everyone who uses public transport to have a positive experience and each and every one of us has a role to play in making it an enjoyable one," he says.

"The difference between someone enjoying their journey or having a bad one can be as simple as a fellow passenger taking their back pack off to make room, or offering a seat to someone who needs it more than you do.

"We are delighted with the response we had to the first campaign and invite people to vote for their favourite new model commuter and share via their social networks at"

People can vote for their favourite new model commuter from February 2 at

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