OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Bay Area commuters may be carrying home more than they bargained for if they ride public transit. Researchers at San Francisco State University discovered a rare bacteria usually only found in Asia on MUNI, according to the results of a recent swab tests on two public transit systems.
SFSU biology researcher Darleen Franklin collected samples from random BART trains and MUNI buses in April, to examine what’s on the seats, handles, railings, and other commonly touched surfaces. READ the results here.
We asked our viewers: "What is the craziest thing you've seen on public transit?"
@KTVU On BART, a guy doing a 3-card Monty between Embarcadero and W Oak stations. He got off $20 richer; left his victim scratching his head— mimideans (@mimideans) October 28, 2016
@KTVU Someone eating food out of another person's pocket.— Mary Peters (@MaryMaryQ3) October 28, 2016
@KTVU people having sex on ac transit— DrunkAss Uncle Bobby (@fookalo) October 28, 2016
@KTVU i saw some one pick there nose then wipe it on the bar— Jose Solano (@gtccrew707) October 28, 2016
@sal_castaneda dance battles in the back of the bus on the Westcat line— Trevor W. (@HeyTrevv) October 28, 2016
@MibachKTVU I literally saw a passenger take out a bottle of tequila and take various shots. He followed that with a cigarette. OMG!— San Pablo (@PaulLopez0909) October 28, 2016