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Every once in a while you get shown the light

In the strangest of places if you look at it right‘ – Robert Hunter “Scarlet Begonias”

For some years now the interior of BART rail cars have looked like this

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There used to be more seats especially in the bike areas to the right. BART has been plagued with overcrowding. Running longer trains more frequently was a technical stretch, so riders getting on at Concord westbound in the morning or at Montgomery eastbound in the evening often got to stand the whole trip – if there was room to board the train at all. Based on an observation that for each seat removed 3 more people can stand a new design is shown below

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See http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/BART-plans-to-ease-overcrowding-by-removing-some-10689558.php for more details

A new opportunity to improve one’s standing meditation

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