Some gentle suggestions for Metro and a poll: how do you feel about those rail and bus seats?

Good post on Brigham Yen’s blog today about a visitor from San Francisco getting his first taste of the Metro system.

Metro's sharp-looking seats -- in my view! Photo by Brigham Yen.

The visitor has mostly positive things to say, but was puzzled by the unlocked turnstiles (join the crowd!) and had mild complaints about lighting in the subway cars and the material used on subway seats.

Brigham echoes a few of those points. My one counterpoint: I like the materials used on seats on Metro’s buses and trains, which I think adds a nice splash of  color and makes the buses and trains more welcoming.

Brigham, of course, includes a photo of a big ol’ splotch of nasty used gum on one of the seats. Good eye! :)

Your thoughts? Take the poll!

 


@MetroLosAngeles Twitter Tuesday

Welcome to Twitter Tuesday, a weekly feature here at The Source in which we round up the latest Metro related tweets in the Twitterverse. To follow Metro on Twitter just search for @MetroLosAngeles. We recommend adding the #MetroLosAngeles tag to your tweets to get our attention. For specific complaints and customer service, please use the Customer Comment Form on Metro.net.

#MetroWin
TAP card customer service is fairly awesome. (cc: @metrolosangeles)
intellichick
October 25, 2011
Glad I took @metrolosangeles 2 Metro Hqds this am 2 avoid heavy traffic from rain & POTUS visit. Got to read on train & bus.
mcvalada
October 25, 2011
Rode 4 different trains today from Sierra Madre to Rodondo Beach & back. Went 2 work & met a friend for dinner. I love @metrolosangeles.
MichaelTimmons
October 20, 2011
@metrolosangeles I will be riding the #Silver and #Gold lines tommorrow. Im very excited about riding #Metro again lol :)
DesSoFlyy
October 20, 2011
My bicycle & Metro: they get along most of the time. Cars & me: not always. Share your experiences! http://t.co/bykorjeK #metrolosangeles
ahealthydesign
October 19, 2011

@MetroLosAngeles Twitter Tuesday

Welcome to Twitter Tuesday, a weekly feature here at The Source in which we round up the latest Metro related tweets in the Twitterverse. To follow Metro on Twitter just search for @MetroLosAngeles. We recommend adding the #MetroLosAngeles tag to your tweets to get our attention. For specific complaints and customer service, please use the Customer Comment Form on Metro.net.

#MetroWin

@CCTgirl super excited that @metrolosangeles is expanding rail. Expo Line to Santa Monica is perfect. Love the station at La Cienega.
thrashboy
October 16, 2011
@OpenPlans @lacbc Showing my bike loving friend the power of @metrolosangeles, he’s showing me the power of the bike. Multimodal fun for all
ieko1224
October 15, 2011
Big Blue Bus needs a twitter handle like @metrolosangeles . It feels odd to me now to not be able to chat w/ my bus service while riding it.
GaryRidesBikes
October 14, 2011
@metrolosangeles Thank you so much for changing the TAP system from 1wk/1month pass to debiting TAP account per ride. Makes so much sense!
Mohamud_M
October 13, 2011
Pretty view from @MetroLosAngeles @BikeMetro heading to @OccupyLA Yeah! http://t.co/B3nN0nJB
hustleupshannon
October 12, 2011
I go @metrolosangeles on a Sunday morning to yoga class.
Steph_in_LA
October 16, 2011

 

More Tweets about Metro — not all of them super nice — are after the jump.

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@MetroLosAngeles Twitter Tuesday

Welcome to Twitter Tuesday, a weekly feature here at The Source in which we round up the latest Metro related tweets in the Twitterverse. To follow Metro on Twitter just search for @MetroLosAngeles. We recommend adding the #MetroLosAngeles tag to your tweets to get our attention. For specific complaints and customer service, please use the Customer Comment Form on Metro.net.

Tweet of the Week
Today, something positive about @metrolosangeles… They do engage riders in many ways (website, twitter, etc.)
CoasterMatt
October 5, 2011

#ArtOfTransit

@metrolosangeles Multimodal CicLAvia http://t.co/EXuy5C3i #artoftransit
LimitedStop
October 10, 2011
#MetroWin
It’s been a good morning so far. Westbound 704 on time with space on the rack for my bike. #metrolosangeles
ahealthydesign
October 10, 2011
Thanks to @metrolosangeles @BikeMetro for providing a way home when my knee was hurting from overdoing it at @CicLAvia
may_gun
October 9, 2011
Leaving an hour early for work today was a good idea. At least @metrolosangeles handled the #ciclavia bus detours relatively efficiently.
AspieJourno
October 9, 2011
@metrolosangeles hello today I used Metro triplaner chat and it was very helpful … gracias :-)
Jeanette33Lopez
October 7, 2011
Congrats @metrolosangeles on your clean air award today for having a 100 percent #alternativefuel bus fleet! Go #naturalgas!
KRockwellWeiss
October 7, 2011
Love taking @metrolosangeles to mid-week date night. Arrive stress-free, on-time. Can’t wait for Westside Subway Extension. #iheartLA
LAMisoSoup
October 7, 2011
@metrolosangeles thanks for letting everything work out for me today I #appriciate it :) #Thanks ;)
DesSoFlyy
October 5, 2011
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