Thanks to our good friends at Hoodline, who dropped the story over the weekend, we've heard that SFMTA are working on rolling our prototypes for new N Judah seating configurations. SFMTA hopes that the new configuration will ease crowded trains during commute hours. Their solution? They are removing (yes removing) 14 double-seats and replacing them with nothing. Removing the seats will increase floor space, which will give an extra 10 people to get on the train. Hope they add more rails to hold on.
The pilot program started on May 18th and will end on Friday, May 30th. Riders will expect to see this new set up roughly every 70 minutes. And word has it that the L-Taraval will have a similar proposal later this summer.
What are you thoughts on the new seat configuration proposal?
Article was originally posted on Hoodline and SFMTA..