November 7, 2007
NY Subway to give more info 2 U
According to the New York Post, The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to offer a text message and e-mail alert system that will give riders up-to-the-minute information about service changes and disruptions, officials said yesterday.
"... MTA CEO Elliot Sander said the need for the system was clear following the failure of the MTA to communicate with riders on Aug. 8, when severe flooding shut down the much of the subway system.
The commuter railways already employ a similar system of text and e-mail alerts, but it takes up to an hour to get the messages out. Officials hope that a new firm can crank out information faster.
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