Looks like I was right about the USB ports.
To those who argued with me.. what do you have to say now?
I see no logical reason to have them at all. You are not going to get a full charge like you would get if you charged your device overnight. They will likely end up being a low priority maintenance item when cars are needed to make up trains to fill the daily time sheet.
Seems silly to plan the order based on today's ridership though. There is nothing more stupid than believing today's situation will last forever. Especially with all the growth in the DMV.
That why I prefaced my post with "I find this somewhat puzzling."
You all know my thought on the subject of fleet size.