29 Jun '15, 11pm

@SFBART? This is

@SFBART? This is

In a meeting last week so surreal we’re not sure it wasn't some sort of hallucinogen flashback, BART’s Board of Directors spent more than 90 minutes debating whether to reopen the long-sealed restrooms at 15 underground stations, which is at least 86 minutes longer than anyone with a human bladder should have needed. The toilets, including almost all the ones in San Francisco, were locked up in the weeks after 9/11, for fear that terrorists might prep bombs or nerve gas while hiding out in them. At the time it seemed reasonable, but 14 years later we've seen zero major terror attacks on the West Coast and none in the US that involved a subway bathroom. (Those terror attacks that did target transit systems, like in London and Moscow , were directed at trains and platforms rather than stations and wouldn't have been foiled by restricting toilet access.) Meanwhile, our initia...

Full article: http://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/bart-fina...

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