Imagine being able to design you own airplane interior on your San Jose to Austin flight. Wider seats, more legroom, larger restrooms would be a start. Well, sorry but that's not going to happen.
However members of the community are being involved in the design of the new SMART train interiors. SMART which stands for Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit,will run 70-mile route between Cloverdale and Larkspur. Service is expected to start in 2014.
Right now Caltrain is going through the same process. With the planned electrification of the rail line, new rail car design will require input from the cycling community. What capicity level will be needed, hanging or stacked, one door access or two.
Of course let's lose the dance steps. Up three steep steps and left turn at the bar. When your dance partner is a 28 pound bike your dance moves aren't so smooth. More info later on Caltrains car design process.