In and Around Philadelphia

New Seats on the Market Franford Line? on Flickr.As a commuter and user of mass transit, I’ve grown used to the little game that I call “Name That Stain.” The seats on the EL and the buses are usually covered with a blue felt-like material that stubbornly hang onto stains. It results in another game of disease-ridden musical chairs for commuters. So is that brownish stain coffee or is it the filth that someone has been basking in all day or week? Now they are easily cleaned plastic. I may bring some paper towels and Windex with me! View Larger

New Seats on the Market Franford Line? on Flickr.

As a commuter and user of mass transit, I’ve grown used to the little game that I call “Name That Stain.” The seats on the EL and the buses are usually covered with a blue felt-like material that stubbornly hang onto stains. It results in another game of disease-ridden musical chairs for commuters. So is that brownish stain coffee or is it the filth that someone has been basking in all day or week? Now they are easily cleaned plastic. I may bring some paper towels and Windex with me!