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Automated Announcements on Buses


LTA1992

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Has the (MTA) ever considered plans to put automated announcements on buses? Just to say where it's going. Ex- "This is a B82 Bus to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue" or "This is a B44 LIMITED Bus to Williamsburg Bridge Terminal". Announcements like that. That way it would be clear and can be heard and payed attention to. Bringing back the external speakers.

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Long Island Bus is a good example of the automated announcements, the NGs have it in some form, but all they tell you do is move to the rear of the bus. The newer trains also employ a similar system, only much more interesting!

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I remember that on some of ENY's buses, they have this pre-recorded announcement that plays through the external. It includes the bus number and route at the beginning, what the fare is, and other rules that play for like 5 minutes.

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That probably was 9624, which now resides @ QV without that.

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It would be soc cool if it was like-

"This is Jamaica Ave, transfer is available to the Q1,Q36, and Q88 bus. Connection is available to the LIRR"

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Can't B/O's record an external announcement which plays when the doors open? I've heard it a few times, such as "This is a Veterans Avenue B41 local" and it repeats over and over.

 

Yeah, but it isn't clear. I mean clear and easy to hear automated announcements.

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Can't B/O's record an external announcement which plays when the doors open? I've heard it a few times, such as "This is a Veterans Avenue B41 local" and it repeats over and over.

 

I have heard that announcement at Nostrand-Flatbush Junction. I think they would be better off renaming the line to like a B41b and the other the B41a. People are still going to be confused over what bus is what thinking the Bergen Beach bus is going to Kings Plaza.

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