"Back in 2015, when riding the subway was but one fixture of our complicated lives, when we slept the sleep of the innocent, then-MTA chairman Thomas Prendergast suggested that installing subway countdown clocks might be a superfluous part of the agency’s budget. But this is 2017, year of the Sweaty Subterranean Hand, year of reckoning. As part of his $800 million emergency overhaul of the system, current part-time MTA Chairman Joe Lhota has assured us that the countdown clocks, stalled for years, will be finished by the end of the year. And like a screeching hawk soaring auspiciously above our forest of madness, the C lines now all have countdown clocks. A small, tangible blow against wickedness."
Like a screeching hawk soaring auspiciously above our forest of madness, the C lines now all have countdown clocks.
I just checked and NextBus is available for the the # 63 bus in Brooklyn
and many routes in Staten Island. Maybe we should start a campaign to get this coverage extended to all bus routes, the NYC subway, Long Island Railroad and Metro North.
For # 63 bus in Brooklyn:
For Staten Island:
Whenever I visit the San Francisco Bay Area, I find NEXT BUS to be extremely helpful
and have integration with above-ground (web-based) knowledge of when trains are due to arrive. this is also part of the Bay Area infrastructure via nextbus.
This was definitely something where I was pleasantly surprised by BART vs. MTA. I can't believe NYC doesn't have these yet-- especially because phone reception often dies when you go underground to grab the train so you you're unable to check times.