We asked Metro how much they spent in seat cushion repair, and this is what they said:
Metro seat cushions are repaired by an outside contractor. In calendar year 2009, Metro repaired approximately 19,000 seat cushions (seats and backs). Due to the competitive bidding process required to obtain these contracts, we are not able to provide a dollar amount.That Metro won't reveal a price tag is telling. A rough calculation would say that there are about 150,000
Please, please do NOT put cloth seats in the new cars, Metro.
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