It's been challenging to walk up and down the broken BART escalators as of late without thinking of how much poop and pee is caked inside the broken stairs.
Fortunately, BART has been hard at work, cleaning up and fixing those public escalators that had become the dumping ground — literally — for passengers who were too old to wear a diaper, but too desperate to hold it.
According to BART, 172 of the transit agency's 179 escalators were up and running as of Wednesday night. That's 96 percent! Now, if only BART could reach that number with its on-time performance.
So how'd these escalators get such a quick fix? Well, you can thank the local media, as much as that might pain you.