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BART trains get new seats in April

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Commuters and frequent BART riders should mark next year’s calendar for April. That’s when riders are less likely to be sitting on seats harboring “fecal and skin-borne bacteria resistant to antibiotics.”

The BART Board of Directors voted Thursday morning to spend $1.9 million to replace seats on 100 cars. The new seats will be padded, but a non-porous vinyl cover will make them easier for BART workers to clean.

The new seats will come a little more than a year after The Bay Citizen dispatched its scathing investigative report exposing the seats for what they really were — bacteria blossoming, uncomfortable, and unsightly cloth-covered cushions.

 

 

Aaron Morrison
San Francisco-Bay Area bred multimedia journalist. SF State alum.

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