Thursday, December 7th, 2006 at 6:07 pm in air travel.
Oakland International Airport just issued a press release that’s just too good to waste:
Customer surveys and analysis of passenger concerns show that OAK passengers rank the condition and quality of public restrooms high on their list of essential terminal facilities. Travelers want restroom facilities that offer:
1) More stalls;
2) Larger stalls roomy enough for a traveler and his/her carry-on luggage or a young child;
3) Ergonomic layout for improved circulation; and
4) Hands-free fixtures and entrances/exits for increased hygiene.
So, at its Tuesday meeting,
The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners adopted a resolution allowing Oakland International Airport (OAK) to move forward with significant improvements to Terminal 1 public restrooms …. In response to customer feedback, OAK will immediately begin a phased two-year renovation and expansion of older Terminal 1 restrooms with improvements first available to travelers by summer 2007.
Hear that, BART? If the most security-conscious mode of transportation in this nation can splurge on its potties, the least you could do is keep them open and clean.