34th Street Bus Lines Get Timers
The Mayor says, "Knowing when the next bus is due will let you decide if you have time to duck into a coffee shop before it arrives," so we guess he's thinking it will be a boon to local businesses, at least if they serve coffee. The Times recalls a similar program was tried and abandoned in 2007, but the 34th Street system, whose makers are providing the service free to New York, has been adopted citywide in Chicago, so the GPS technology must be OK.
The timers include temperature and MTA propaganda. If it flies, the B61 version will be hilarious. We can already hear downtown Brooklyn riders cursing it out.