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July 20, 2006

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We also have predictions in the MUNI underground in San Francisco, and thanks to NextBus (http://www.nextbus.com) and 511 we can get arrival times for all Metro trains and several popular bus lines. It's made MUNI usable!

Sometimes you do get what you wish for:
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N.Y. subways to get message boards
March 22, 2006

NEW YORK --The ubiquitous New York subway stretch -- commuters craning their necks from the edge of the platform to see how long they'll be waiting for the next train -- could soon be a thing of the past.

By the end of next year, electronic message boards on subway platforms will inform riders when the next train will arrive, bringing New York up to speed with London, Paris and Washington, said Transit Authority program officer Nabil Ghaly.

"It's about time that riders here enjoyed the same timely arrival and delay information that systems around the world have had for years," said Gene Russianoff of the Straphangers Campaign, a riders' advocacy group.

The message boards are part of a $160 million project.

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