The US Pacific NW around Seattle had lots of troughs when I lived there, until a few years ago. In some taverns they'd fill the trough with ice cubes they were finished using behind the bar, so the men would obligingly melt it away as they pissed. Talk about killing 2 birds with 1 stream...
The Puget Sound ferry boats also had troughs in their men's rooms, but made of stainless steel. They made a big racket, like rain on a tin roof, so that you knew some guy was inside pissing even before you entered.
The old King Dome sports stadium in Seattle had all troughs in their many male restrooms, actually just one big continuous one that wrapped around the walls on 3 sides. At breaks in the game dozens of guys would be packed shoulder-to-shoulder in a big "U" but at least it was efficient with little waiting.
Unlike the ladies room, where long lines were common. So many would come inside the men's room to use the stalls, getting a clear view of the big room as they entered where the wall-to-wall trough was. But I never heard any complaints from the men. The King Dome was demolished a few years ago, BTW.