Test Drive BART's “Fleet of the Future”

Get a test run of the transit of the future as BART brings their mobile seat lab to Justin Herman Plaza this afternoon. For those blessed with selective memory, The New York Times recently broke a bit of concerning news regarding the current state of BART's aging fleet: the up to 40-year-old trains are essentially bacterial-ridden mobile cesspools. Seriously. Thankfully, the agency is aiming to roll out an updated set of cars -- complete with a less disease-prone seat design -- by 2017. Today, San Francisco commuters get a chance to test drive various future seat options and weigh in on other potential changes to BART's impending "Fleet of the Future" -- the interactive lab will be open through 4 p.m. Can't make it out? Get a glimpse of the impressive mobile faux fleet via BART's YouTube page.

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