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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 Porta-John 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.

Sources: WSBTV, Wired



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RE: You're Sh*tting Me!
By Monkey's Uncle on 12/29/2013 9:43:19 AM , Rating: 2
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quote: You realize that criminals more often than not
do their thing in cars?

Yes but in their cars I don't have to be crammed right next to them now, do I?


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quote: How on earth do you get around?

In a Subaru :)


Ahh, you see right there? You don't ride public transit - ever - so you are never sitting crammed in right beside them now are you.

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Uhhh no, genius. They follow them FROM the bus and rape them in any alleyway or something. Duh?


And how do you know that? Seems to me they could more likely be following in their broken down car/van and snatching them for their amorous purposes in a place where there are far less likely to be witnesses. That's not so easy on a bus & on foot esp when she turns around and kicks your ass.


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