In 2006, New York City signed contracts for private-public partnerships that would deliver a variety of street furniture throughout the city. To date, 3,355 bus shelters, 304 newsstands, and three (3) public toilets have been built.
Mar 13, 2014 New York Times - City Room Blog
Will a new automated, self-cleaning public restroom system provide relief to Torontonians?
May 21, 2010 The Globe and Mail
<p>Seattle is closing the lid on a disappointing experiment with public toilets after spending $5 million dollars to install them. Cities from Boston to San Francisco have had mixed results with automated toilets, The New York Times reports.</p>
Jul 17, 2008 The New York Times