Train Station Closes Public Restrooms – Passengers Pissed Off

At the New Rochelle, New York train station, passengers are having to hold it because the public restrooms have been closed. It seems that the city fathers and daughters have decided that keeping the pee holes open is way to expensive, so that have closed them for public use. This means that passengers, taxi drivers, the homeless and anyone with a full bladder will have to seek relief elsewhere. Needless to say that this has not been a huge hit with the public, some of whom complain that people do have emergencies and now have no place to relieve themselves.

According to one recent report it also stated that:

New Rochelle’s City Manager Charles Strome said vandalism has become a problem and the city simply can’t afford to monitor the bathrooms on a regular basis.

“Our police department has ceded a 10-percent reduction in staff so we don’t have regular patrols there like we used to. So all in all it was costing us a significant amount of money to keep the bathrooms open at the train station,” Strome said.

I like this one the best:

City Manager Strome’s suggestion: skip the station, and use the bathrooms on the train.

Wonder if you are not taking the train? I guess you will have to go elsewhere.

But I recall a day in which public restrooms were pay only. You would deposit a coin to unlock the door, which helped to defray the cost of keeping the restroom clean and tidy. No money in your pocket? You always had the option to slither under the door.

What suggestions do you have to solve this problem?

Comments welcome.

Source – CBS New York

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