bart_generic.jpgBART is bringing its interactive seat lab to San Francisco today to get the public’s feedback on future train car designs.

BART directors expect to hire a new train car builder this year to replace the oldest fleet of train cars in the nation, according to transit officials.

The new “Fleet of the Future” is expected to go into service in 2017.

The public will be able to offer feedback about train car designs at Justin Herman Plaza today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participants can test out different types of seats and sample seating materials and answer a survey about their preferences and opinions, transit officials said.

The interactive seat lab has been traveling to various locations within the BART service area and hundreds of people have already participated.

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