BART Gets New Seats That Won't Soak Up Bodily Fluids as Easily
|You are supposed to sit on the seat, not shit on it|
The transit agency will integrate 100 cars with the more hygienic seating into its fleet so that riders can get a feel -- literally -- for the new cushions. But before BART runs out and spends any more money on the new seats, riders will be asked to take a survey and tell the agency exactly what they think about the new look and feel (and smell) of their ride home. BART will begin taking comments on April 21 and riders will have until May 2 to give their two cents.
For the record, these are exactly the seats majority of you riders asked for; a survey last year showed that 81 percent wanted BART to become cleaner -- that was even more important than comfort. Of those, 62 percent said they thought the transit agency could achieve this freshness with vinyl seats.
|Courtesy of BART|
As an advocate of both BART and cleanliness, we're pretty excited to see the new seats. But that will only do so much to clean up the trains. BART's next stop should be new flooring, because that's what really makes the ride home stink.
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