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Surveillance and wifi in NYC subways

January 12, 2016

This morning I heard some news from the Cuomo administration (hat tip Maxine Rockoff).

Namely, we’re set to get mobile tickets in the NYC subways:


In addition, they’re saying we will have wi-fi in the stations, as well as surveillance cameras on all the subways and buses. Oh, and charging stations for USB chargers.

My guess: the surveillance cameras will continue to function long after the USB chargers get filled with gum.

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  1. Zak
    January 12, 2016 at 9:27 am

    I would guess that the poor lighting and the current Metrocard payment system are NOT the biggest complaints most New Yorkers have about the Subway. If they have the $ to spend, why not invest in cleaning up and maintaining existing stations, and getting rid of the garbage and the smell? And why not have trains run more frequently during off-peak hours? And why not modernize the infrastructure so that trains can run more frequently during peak hours too, and experience fewer delays and breakdowns? I suspect it’s because these initiatives wouldn’t get as many headlines, and wouldn’t feed as many contractors and consultants.

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  2. mathematrucker
    January 12, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I have an impeccable internal clock and hate wearing watches, so I’ve been wondering why on earth anyone would ever get a smartwatch. Seeing this post just now helped me to understand—just a little better anyway—why someone might.

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  3. January 12, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Overcrowding, incessant delays and outdated, fragile infrastructure are far bigger problems.


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