Atlanta Installs Urine Detection System in MARTA Elevators
December 27, 2013 10:32 AM
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Atlanta wants people to stop peeing in its elevators
Atlanta has an odorific problem with people urinating in the elevators used in the city train stations. Some people describe the smell of the elevators as akin to a
that you might see at an outdoor concert.
"The smell hits you so bad. You hold your breath just to hurry up and get off the elevator," said Alicia Porter, a rider on a Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) train.
To help stop people from urinating in the elevators, MARTA has installed a urine detection system in the elevators. That system includes sensors that are able to detect urine and a camera to catch the offender literally with their pants down.
The sensors alert MARTA police who are able to respond immediately and catch the offender in the act. The transit system currently has 111 elevators, and one offender has already been caught.
While the efforts to catch habitual urinators are admirable, the system doesn’t come cheap. The urine detection system reportedly costs about $10,000 per elevator.
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12/27/2013 1:11:57 PM
There's a group of people on this planet that are complete animals. Just dirty and nasty, no morals, no consideration, complete scum and vile people. You can hardly call them human. I see them from time to time, often in the cities, but they are everywhere. The people who little, steal and urinate in an elevator or anywhere besides a bathroom or woods. This group is GROWING!
12/27/2013 1:27:37 PM
What about the jackasses that flick their cigarettes out their window while driving? Those assholes piss me off to no end. I have a friend who smokes and I asked him about it once. He said:
"Well, someone will pick them up for me. It helps give them work."
Damn assholes. Some people are a waste of air.
12/28/2013 8:52:44 PM
Most of them are severely mentally ill or hopeless substance abusers.
In an earlier, less civilized time, we would have placed them into institutions.
Since we have closed those institutions, they are now on the street, and need a warm place to urinate.
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