This isn't America anymore.

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Walked into a subway car with the very surreal experience of there being NO SEATS.

Figured it's being fixed up or something, I joked that it was very nice, very minimalist, must have been designed by an artist.

Then I see the advertising boards.

We made room.
Introducing Big Red our new high-capacity car with fewer seats and room for more customers. So hop on te get going fast and let us know what you think.

Mail back the comment card or visit mbta.com and click on the Big Red button.

Every single comment card was taken (and every advertising board, twelve total, was devoted to this inane promotion). I think they're going to get a lot of hate mail.

There are two seats in the entire car.

It's 5:23 p.m. and there's a dozen or so very uncomfortable-looking people standing around the edges, trying to lean against the walls.

Hanging onto the hand straps would just be awkward.