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Thursday, November 15, 2012

BART Addresses Broken Escalator Issue in This Man-on-the-Street Video

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Obviously, he couldn't hold it until he got to the escalator
  • Obviously, he couldn't hold it until he got to the escalator

In effort to help people better understand why BART escalators constantly break and take so long to fix, the transit agency released this sorta insightful video that might answer your questions.

The nearly 2-minute "Ask BART" footage features an escalator expert who gives a rundown on all the obnoxious ways in which people are screwing up the moving stairs at BART.

See if any of these apply to you:

Okay, the only thing truly surprising in this video is how this "expert" failed to address the most problematic (and gross) cause of broken escalators: human poop and pee.

So we will use this as another opportunity to remind you all to hold it until you get home.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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