New seat design concepts for BART – 511 Contra Costa

New seat design concepts for BART

BART is humming along with its new designs for the “Fleet of the Future.” After months of the traveling seat labs, BART has turned its feedback into three firm ideas.
Take a look. What do you think?

“Commuter Comfort” – It has handholds and poles mounted on seat backs, floor-to-ceiling poles near the doors with tree-like branches for multiple people to grasp, bike racks on some cars, headrests on window seats, and digital informational displays at the top of some window areas.

“Work and Play” – It has some informal, open-style lounge areas on each car, in addition to traditional commuter seats. There are no headrests, and the digital information is larger and located above some seat backs. Like Concept A, it has tree-like floor to ceiling poles near the doors, but this Concept is accented with a lighting element above the tree. The number of seats is the same as Concept “A.”

“Functional Art” – There’s a more artistic, wavy-top seat; an “S”-shaped elegant design for the floor-to-ceiling poles; and “portals” at the end of some cars so kids (of all ages!) can enjoy seeing the track and tunnel walls whiz by the front of the train as it speeds down the track. No headrests on this concept, but the seat count is again the same as Concept “A.”
BART even wants your help picking a color scheme.

Like or don’t like what you see? You have three ways to let them know. Fill out their survey online, visit a station display, or attend one of these meetings in your neighborhood.
Saturday, August 20
Pittsburg
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Pittsburg Library
80 Power Avenue
Monday, August 22
San Leandro
6:30 pm – 8:00pm
San Leandro Library
300 Estudillo Avenue
Wednesday, August 24
San Francisco
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
San Francisco Planning + Urban Research (SPUR)
Public Assembly Hall
654 Mission Street
Wednesday, August 24
Union City
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Kennedy Community Center
1333 Decoto Road
Thursday, August 25
San Francisco
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
OMI/Excelsior Beacon Center
James Denman Middle School
241 Oneida Avenue
Saturday, August 27
South San Francisco/San Mateo County
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Orange Memorial Park
Joseph Fernekes Building
781 Tennis Drive

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