MTA's On-The-Go Information Kiosks Expand to the 74th Street / Roosevelt Ave Station
On-the-Go kiosk at 74th St / Roosevelt Ave via @NYCTSubwayScoop
After the pilot program at Bowling Green station in September, the MTA’s On-the-Go information kiosks are rolling out at stations across the City. Today, @NYCTSubwayScoop tweeted a photo of a kiosk being used at the 74th St / Roosevelt Ave 7/E/F/M/R stop, and they are scheduled to be installed in Penn Station (LIRR), Grand Central Terminal (Metro-North), and Atlantic Ave / Pacific St.
The sleek, stainless steel enclosure supports a large screen with a colorful display, offering customers information about their entire trip, from planning with Trip Planner , real-time service status, escalator & elevator status and local neighborhood maps. In addition, the MTA has partnered with third party developers to include applications which provide additional information, such as local history, shopping and dining options nearby provided by third-party applications Zagat, myCitiapp, and History Bus. As added features, the screens will provide news and weather information. Taken together, this is an unprecedented amount of information made available to subway and commuter rail customers in one handy tool.
The new touch-screen devices use “Cisco’s Interactive Services Solution, a flexible and scalable platform which enables digital interactions through rich media, live video, real-time information, and user-friendly management tools.” (MTA)
Learn more at the On-the-Go press release and visit onthego.mta.info on your mobile device to check out the MTA mobile site, which can use your current location to show you the subway information for your area.