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What Happens When Seats Disappear in Houston?

Friday, August 20, 2010 - 03:00 PM

(Houston, TX - Wendy Siegle, KUHF)  Commuting by light rail can be tough for travelers with baggage. Bicycles, strollers, wheelchairs, and other large items aren't usually popular in confined spaces. In Houston, the Metropolitan Transit Authority recently removed a number of seats from its trains on a trial basis in an effort to make the ride a bit more comfortable for everyone. The agency is keeping the new on-board arrangement for thirty days to see if the extra space will please customers, and perhaps increase ridership in the process.  What do Texans think about the extra elbow room?

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