It's a common problem in New York City. Folks coming out of the subways sometimes have to stop and think where they are -- and which way they have to turn to get where they're going.
New York City transit is trying out an idea. Large stickers pointing out north, south, east and west and the nearest streets in each direction are being placed on the sidewalks.
The Grand Central Partnership, a business group dedicated to improving and promoting the area near Grand Central Terminal, is paying $15,000 for the compass-sticker tryout.
Meanwhile, transit officials are working on another effort to make the subway system more inviting. About 250 additional workers have been hired to clean it, and plans call for adding 100 more. The cleanup comes after many riders gave the system bad grades for cleanliness in recent surveys.
Almost 5 million passengers ride the subways on an average weekday. The 660-mile system includes 468 stations under and above city streets.
Good idea! It happens to me all the time.
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