If you’re a commuter on New York’s subway, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s that the MTA has equipped its tracks with high-precision sensors to give a much more accurate arrival time for its services. Although some apps are already available on the App Store, none of them offer exact train arrival times. Until now. The Metropolitan Transit Agency (MTA) has made its real-time/precise data available to track lines 1,2,3,4,5,6 and S, with other lines being added at a later date.
MTA CEO Joseph Lhota stated:
“The days of rushing to a subway station only to find yourself waiting motionless in a state of uncertainty are coming to an end. Now, you can know from the comfort of your home or office whether to hasten to the station, or grab a cup of coffee as part of a leisurely walk.”
You can download the official MTA Subway Time app from the App Store now for free. If you don’t like the official app, there is good news in that the MTA has made its real-time data available to developers from now, so that they can use it within their apps too.