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BART purchases new seats for 300 passenger cars


The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) board recently awarded a $2.7 million contract to National Transit Interiors Inc. to supply seats for up to 300 passenger cars.

Seats need to be replaced every two-and-a-half years, BART says. Workers previously installed an average of 320 worn-out seats per week. With the new contract, they’ll now have enough new seats on hand to replace them at the same time crews install new floors on the cars.