So BART has published the results of the seat lab survey. Survey Are they really going to get away with their criminal misuse of statistics? It's clear that planners had pre-ordained Option B to be the winner. It's all too transparent that BART anticipated that most riders wouldn't, and so diluted the more popular option (front/back facing seats) into two sub-cases (options A and C) so they could then claim that option B was most popular.
Why is it that I have never seen fewer than four employees changing a lightbulb on the platform? Today at Powell, there were three standing around, with one up a ladder staring at a socket. After a while, he walked down after not having done anything. After about a minute of (apparently) shooting the breeze, they slowly walked on to the next fixture. Perhaps they needed a fifth worker to go and fetch the bulb? (The last time I saw a similar scene at 12th St Oakland, there were four people standing around, and the one on the ladder was actually installing the bulb).
For those who haven't seen this already, the numbskull protestors are going to be at it again today in Downtown SF stations this afternoon. At least BART sent an alert about it.