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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Five Ways BART Could Make Your Ride Home Less Crappy

Posted By on Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Despite the ongoing weekly protests, BART is trying to keep things real by unveiling designs for their new line of cars, named Fleet for the Future. We all know how utterly disgusting BART cars are --  it has oldest fleet of trains in the nation. So yeah, updated trains are long overdue even if we're not sure how the agency will pay for it.

BART has been floating three design concepts, asking for feedback at open house meetings and online -- each that feature seats that are "easier to clean" and "wipeable."

And since they're asking ... here's what we believe will improve the commute home.

5. Create cellphone blackout zones. Talking on the phone during your BART ride is like trying to hold a conversation while on a roller coaster ride -- it's loud, noisy, and totally pointless. So why not go ahead and really piss-off commuters and cut off cell-phone service entirely. It's a good way to preempt future protests.
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