Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) in San Francisco has signed an agreement with DesignworksUSA, a subsidiary of BMW Group, to create a new generation of train cars known as the Fleet of the Future.
Together DesignworksUSA and BART will create a concept for the next generation BART trains from the inside out that reflects the needs of customers and the future of transportation in the Bay Area.
DesignworksUSA will utilise the public input on the project gathered by BART's Seat Labs to design new generation cars.
The public will have an opportunity to review the resulting work this summer.
The new generation of train cars will be in service from early 2017, replacing most of BART's original train cars that are in operation today.