Replace The Seats!
When will BART get a clue? You have to replace those run down filthy, soiled seats. I used to live in Wash DC and they have plastic seats with a cushion for your butt. Seats similar to bus seats.
My goodness, I'm not a germophobe (sp?) but good lord those seats are teeming with disease. You'd better have a good immunity system to ride BART.
Riders are basically to blame for these nasty seats. You people are so disgusting. To arbitrarily place your filthy shoes on the seats as a foot rest, just boggles my mind.
I ride BART because it is more convenient. Yes, the decibel levels are off the hook. That's why I use earplugs.