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Monday, October 6, 2014

Yes, You Can Bring Your Own Chair on BART

Posted By on Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 8:10 AM

  • Joe Eskenazi
This isn't the first time we've seen — and recorded — scenes of BART passengers doing something not-so-idiotic for a change: bringing their own sanitary seats to perch upon. 

Seeing that BYOC on BART is now a thing, we became curious to know whether it's technically allowed for passengers to board trains with a chair in tow. 
Alicia Trost, spokeswoman for BART, tells us that  while there's "nothing in the rider guide that prohibits bringing such things on the train," that's not to say chair-toting passengers are always welcome. 

"If someone brings a chair, they me be ask[ed] to exit the train if the condition is deemed to be unsafe because of the possibility of evacuations," Trost tells us. 

But Trost isn't too concerned about these rogue seats, noting that operators haven't reported any problematic chairs on trains. Mostly, they appear to go unnoticed by the transit agency. "I have now seen two, this one you sent and another I saw on Twitter."

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

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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