BART's "Fleet of the Future" is slowly but surely rolling toward a widespread deployment, but as that's still a ways away, BART officials have offered up curious commuters a chance to check out for themselves a few of the cars that have already arrived. As a new video from BART shows, a host of passengers took them up on that offer on October 16 at MacArthur Station.

"I like the way it looks," one attendee at the open house (open car?), Charles Rojas, told BART officials. "It looks comfortable. Windows are looking awesome — the whole train is really a nice train."

Another attendee shared Rojas's thoughts. "It's a lot more comfortable," observed Joshua Davis. "The seats are very comfortable. I love those new electric boards up there," he added, pointing to the new digital displays that will depict a train's location in real time.

Those who attended were asked to fill out feedback forms for designers, though at this late point what changes (if any) could be made to the trains is unclear.

If you missed the viewing on the 16th, you still have two more chances to see the Fleet of the Future for yourself: Saturday, October 29 at the Dublin/Pleasanton Station from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 30 at the El Cerrito del Norte Station.

BART has ordered 775 new cars, the video tells us, with the eventual goal of 1,081 new cars. If the MacArthur Station open house crowd is any indication, those new trains are going to make a lot of people very happy.

Previously: Check Out A Brand New BART Car, In Person, In The East Bay This Weekend