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MTA to wire 44 more subway stations for public address sound

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MTA to wire 44 more subway stations for public address sound

 

Despite the dark clouds hanging over the MTA, there's some good news for straphangers - including public address systems coming to dozens of subway stations that, incredibly, don't have them.

 

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's draft amendment to its current five-year capital program includes funds to upgrade communications in 44 subway stations, repair some of the worst station stairwells and platforms, and seal up the most flood-prone subway tunnels.

 

Full story: nydailynews_logo.gif icon_offsite.png - June 30, 2008

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And once again they say they are running out of money, but they put announcement systems into stations instead of taking that money for another thing.

 

MTA sucks!!

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And once again they say they are running out of money, but they put announcement systems into stations instead of taking that money for another thing.

 

MTA sucks!!

 

Well, announcements are (somewhat) important, but not vital...

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Well, announcements are (somewhat) important, but not vital...

 

If service is changed or interrupted while you are waiting for your train it would be nice if a PA system were in place to inform you of the situation so you can make a choice as to what step you take next if you need to get somewhere. Once you are in an underground station even text messages won't work unless the (MTA) has text only one way infrastructure in place....

 

- Andy

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If service is changed or interrupted while you are waiting for your train it would be nice if a PA system were in place to inform you of the situation so you can make a choice as to what step you take next if you need to get somewhere. Once you are in an underground station even text messages won't work unless the (MTA) has text only one way infrastructure in place....

 

- Andy

 

Yeah.

 

On a side note, isn't (MTA) trying to install cell phone service in stations?

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Yeah.

 

On a side note, isn't (MTA) trying to install cell phone service in stations?

 

In stations, not between them. It really sucks being in a station like times square which can take several minutes to navigate then get on your train (then on to your intended destination) or get to the street to find out you missed info that could have saved you that trip. Would also help travelers, lost kids, school tripper, etc etc. I cant tell you how many times i've left fare control area just to get cell service for a few minutes on my way somewhere. Timely information can be really important. Heck, the ability to dial 911 alone justifies its implementation.

 

- Andy

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And once again they say they are running out of money, but they put announcement systems into stations instead of taking that money for another thing.

 

MTA sucks!!

 

Loads of straphangers complain that the (MTA) sucks at communication. This would help out that situation.

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Loads of straphangers complain that the (MTA) sucks at communication. This would help out that situation.

 

They're still gonna say that they suck...B)

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