BART train seats, or, for some, bed bugs are just not on the radar yet(1 post)
New York Times
March 5, 2011
On BART Trains, the Seats Are Taken (by Bacteria)By ZUSHA ELINSON
Carrie Nee prefers to stand during her half-hour commute on BART from San Leandro to downtown San Francisco. Although the trains’ blue fabric seats are plush and comfortable, Ms. Nee refuses to sit on them.
“I would love to sit down, but it just grosses me out. They’re disgusting,” said Ms. Nee, a 26-year-old records clerk.
Riders on the Bay Area Rapid Transit system have long complained about germs in the hard-to-clean cloth seats. As Bob Franklin, the BART board president, acknowledged, “People don’t know what’s in there.”
Now they do...
BART is evaluating options for its next generation of seat. Surprisingly, there was no mention of bed bugs in the article.
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