Saturday, November 04, 2006

Metro Puts Train Times Online

The Washington Post reports:

Tired of rushing to the Metro station only to see your train pulling away and the platform sign saying the next one is in 12 minutes? Good news.

Riders will now be able to find out when trains are arriving at stations before hoofing it to the platform. A new Metro technology provides real-time information on computers and Web-enabled wireless devices, such as BlackBerries and cellphones.

Read it all here.

It won't be of much use at rush hour(s) or if you're anywhere but just outside the station, but there could be situations when it helps. It would also be nice if they would just post the arrival times outside the fare gates, but that might provoke stampedes as well.

Technorati Tags: ,

No comments: