San Francisco hopes to stall elevator-as-toilet use

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Transit authorities are spending $600,000 to stop people from using San Francisco BART and Muni elevators as toilets.

KRON-TV reports that attendants have been hired to keep an eye on four elevators at two stations — Civic Center and Powell Street. That’s where the problem is considered the worst.

Thirty-five attendants have been hired under a six-month pilot program.

The idea is to prevent people from using the station elevators as places to use drugs or relieve themselves.

A new attendant, Tawanna Haines, tells KRON that she’s getting lots of positive feedback. She says tons of mothers have told her they feel better having her in the elevator with them.

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