BART board will consider adding 35k new hanging hand straps to train cars

BART wants to give passengers more options to hold on.
At its meeting Thursday morning, the agency's Board of Directors will consider allocating $311,850 for purchasing 35,000 new hanging hand straps to install in its cars, bringing the number of hand straps from 30 per car to 80, according to BART officials.
Only one company filed sufficient paperwork to bid on the contract when it was advertised in March, Bentech, which said it can provide the hand straps for $8.10 each.
At least one board member, Rebecca Saltzman, already expressed her support for the move on Twitter.
"I'm short and can't reach overhead bars, and sometimes can't find available hand strap," Saltzman wrote.