What has been almost a daily problem dropped to one reported infraction during the one-month testing program. An arrest was made in that incident. Warning signs ... that accompany the detector may have helped deter potential violators during the pilot program.
Atlanta fights subway's urine smell with sensors
— By Tyler Falk on February 19, 2014, 1:40 PM PST
Another joyful example of why the car-haters are never going to convert everyone over to mass transit. I'm not sure that MARTA even has restrooms at most stations. Pretty sure they don't at the one closest to me. If they did have them, they've probably long since locked them up as attractive nuisances to prevent the inevitable monkey business that often takes place in them.
Perhaps MARTA riders should use MARTA's wonderful new phone app that doesn't deliver real-time train information to report urine smells instead.
Does it lock down the elvator until the transit police get there?
I hope so. After word gets out that offenders get locked in and jailed the problem should stop.
$10,000 a pop for urine sensors - LOL
What about some common sense measures to supply toilets, cleaned and serviced regularly, without any charge, and open all hours - not just in Abut all major cities with undergrounds and rail stations. Trying to find an open public toilet in many cities after hours/over-night, is nigh on impossible - hence people taking a piss up the nearest convinient wall/tree, or behind a dumpster.
Money wasted on urine sensors lol, beep beep beep . What a bunch of dumb asses. Dont you think port-a- pottys or a lavatory would be wiser? These idiots can seriously not be that dumb.... are they??
@Neil Postlethwaite We're talking about Atlanta here.
@Neil Postlethwaite They are no use for some people.
In Boston I have seen people urinate on a wall within several feet of a bathroom door with clean working public toilets on the other side of it. And these are not street people.
They are 'average people' who do not want to leave the station for fear of missing their train.
From what I have seen in Boston over the years, I would not be surprised if Atlanta finds that some of the people urinating in the elevators have 3 piece suits on.
I for one hope the sensors lock down the elevators when triggered.
In the UK we call these people fcukwits. They need arrested by the relevant Transport Authority Police, and charged with Public Indecency (local laws may vary), and fined if found guilty in a court of law - and for repeated convictions a weeks jail time.
There is no excuse in most Western countries for this sort of behavior, if appropriate toilet facilities are available - It's not India.
Sorry, zero tolerance to this sort of gross behavior.
@Hates Idiots I'd find that surprising, but not impossible. Perhaps some perp-walks with people in 3-piece suits would put an end to the problem.