BART’s Fleet of the Future project to replace its aging train cars is moving to a new phase this week as the public gets another chance to try out realistic prototypes of seats provided by the train car manufacturer.
BART has begun hosting and will be hosting nine events total at stations throughout the Bay Area where participants will get to try three different train car seats and then fill out a survey to record their assessment of seat comfort. The seats will have three different cushion densities- soft, medium, and firm- but all will have easy to clean surfaces, silicone cushions that have a long life and retain shape over time, will be made with 74% recyclable materials and will be lightweight to reduce energy needed to move the train.
Three events will be held at the following stations this week:
- October 30th at Pleasant Hill Contra Costa Centre Station 1 pm – 7 pm
- October 29th at West Dublin/Pleasanton Station 3 pm – 7 pm
- November 1st at Lake Merritt Station Plaza 3 pm – 7 pm