BART Might Reopen Bathrooms Locked After 9/11 Attacks

Relief may soon be on the way for BART riders forced to hold it.

The transit agency is looking at reopening the closed restrooms in its underground stations. They were locked up for security reasons after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Restrooms were shuttered at 10 stations, SFGate reports: Embarcadero, Montgomery, Powell, Civic Center, 16th Street Mission and 24th Street Mission in San Francisco and Lake Merritt, 12th Street, 19th Street and Downtown Berkeley in the East Bay.

BART says reopening the restrooms would cost about $1 million, with most of that going toward the six people it will take to clean, monitor and repair them.

BART officials will discuss the issue at Thursday’s 5 p.m. board meeting in Oakland.

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