PCAC Statement – Sept 23, 2007 – PA/CIS Implementation

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Statement of PCAC Executive Director William Henderson on the PA/CIS
System
MTA Board New York City Transit Committee
July 23, 2007

I want to briefly comment on the modification to the contract with Siemens Transit Technologies to install PA/CIS. It is positive to see NYC transit enhancing the capabilities of this system, but I want to stress today the importance to the riders of timely implementation of this system. The need for improved information is a glaring shortcoming of many of our subway systems. If the subway system is to accommodate a growing population and potential new riders resulting from congestion pricing or other traffic reduction systems, information must be available to these new riders.

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