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Still Waiting on Pershing Square APT

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, January 22, 2007, at 01:25PM
Pershing Square APT Eric Richardson [Flickr]

The Automated Public Toilet (APT) at the Pershing Square Red Line station was installed back in November, a little over two months ago. You still can't use it, though, as it's never quite made it into service.

It's interesting to me how seeing something in the ground changes your expectations. We'd been asking for the APT for years before it showed up. Two months in that sense isn't all that long. But when you see something installed and physically it looks finished, you expect it to open. When it doesn't you get impatient.

I have no clue what's holding up this particular APT. I sure hope it's a real delay, and not just red-tape that's backlogging final approval. The lack of public restrooms Downtown is a very real problem that spans ethnic and class lines. The sooner and more thoroughly we can start to actively address it, the better.

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