PATCO wants riders to vote on color scheme for new cars

    It’ll be a few years before PATCO’s overhaul is complete, but the transit service is asking riders to weigh in on a very tangible part of the redesign of its cars.

    Riders are being asked to vote on two shades each of blue, green and brown for the inside of the cars. The cars’ journey to New York began in May where a handful of cars at a time will undergo repairs, redesigns and tests before coming back to PATCO and being put back in service.

    PATCO’s website currently hosts a ballot. Riders must choose the color scheme they’d most prefer to ride with in the coming years. More than 1,000 votes had been cast by Tuesday, as the Gloucester County Times reports, and there is one selection in the lead, though PATCO won’t say which.

    The bodies of the cars will be saved, then outfitted with new brakes, floors, automatic train controls, seats and lighting and HVAC systems. Those new seats will also have higher backs.

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