Great, New Trains – But Can You Lose the Felt?

450px-cta_bus_seats.jpgJulie brought this up last night and I agree: It’s all good that the CTA is buying new trains and buses to update the fleet and move to a more New York subway feel, but seriously, are you going to stay with that nasty blue felt on the seats? Why on earth would a mass transit system use that fabric? It just screams dirty gross. So if you are re-doing the trains, think about a more plastic surface or even doing away with the felt. I have a feeling that the felt is made at a factory called Kreusi Fabrics and Felts. Just a feeling..