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The Case for Forward-Facing Seats

Side-facing seats mounted above wheel wells are a decades-old, transit industry tradition. The reasons often cited for this configuration include: Side-facing seats increase crush capacity, accommodating more standees Side-facing seats provide more room for riders with packages Side-facing seats optimize passenger comfort for those sitting above wheel wells – particularly taller adults whose knees might otherwise abut their chins Some passengers simply like them Side-facing seats in front facilitate better visibility of the passenger compartment by the driver While there may be some validity to each of these claims, such validity is extremely limited. In contrast, side-facing seats present a