New York's subway system is getting high-tech. Or maybe just tech.
The New York subway system recently installed digital L.E.D. displays to give riders real-time info on when exactly their train or bus would reach the station or stop.
From the NYT earlier this week:
Electronic arrival-time clocks, a convenience long enjoyed by users of mass transit in London, Paris and Washington, are starting to trickle into New York City’s labyrinthine transportation network, part of a recent push to bring 21st-century technology to a system that runs very much as it did on its first day more than a century ago.
Officials at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority say the clocks will revolutionize the way New Yorkers get around, soothing the usual anxieties that come with waiting for a bus or train that might never arrive.
Though a subway tracking system and GPS-based bus timers cost millions of dollars, a potential vendor covered the cost for three pilot programs. Installation was around $20,000.
Might I suggest we figure out who the vendor is and give them a call?