From the NY Observer:
Staten Island riders and those in the Bronx have had Bus Time, as the MTA calls its real-time bus tracking tools (and that’s trademarked, so back off, other cities!), since 2012, as have a small handful of routes in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
But now, the MTA is announcing, we have dates for the rest of the network. “Bus Time is so helpful to our customers that we have scheduled an extremely aggressive timetable to introduce it to three other boroughs,” wrote Fernando Ferrer, the MTA’s acting (and reluctant) chairman in a press release issued today. Manhattan buses will be getting the technology by the end of the year, according to the release, followed by Brooklyn, and then finally Queens, where it will be completed by April 2014.
Even if this doesn't improve service, there will finally be numbers to back up what Queens residents already know firsthand about the inefficiency and haphazard mess of the system. Maybe the media will finally start paying attention in a way the pols can't keep ignoring. It's a step in the right direction.
So, will you exempt transit workers from all their newfound protections so we can hang them when they are late or force us to climb over trash?
How do you fake a GPS? Or is it you have trouble setting your watch?
we didn't need this when Guiliani was mayor - the buses cam according to schedule!
Anon No. 4: You are aware that Giuliani played no role whatsoever in the operation of the MTA, right?
That was Mussolini who got trains on time
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