MINEOLA, NY (CBSNewYork) – The Long Island Rail Road is upgrading its communication system for waiting commuters.

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They’re installing more GPS devices and sensors that’ll help get needed information to riders during service disruptions.

It’s welcome news to customers.

The rail road is spending $3.5 million this year in the upgrade, designed to give people like Jenna Parente the information she needs and wants.

“How long the delay is. When I’m going to get home,” she said.

What other improvements do you think the LIRR should make? Share your ideas in the comments section below!

Comments (4)
  1. Robert Moses says:

    The easiest and most patriotic thing to do is to shut down the trains permanently. Public transportation is a product of crime-ridden, lowlife-infested CITIES, so it has no place in the quiet and pristine suburbs where REAL Americans live.

  2. Ed Edge says:

    Free Wi-Fi with purchase of Month Ticket

  3. Jimmy says:

    The LIRR couldn’t even be contacted by the Police in time to stop a train from hitting a car on the tracks last week. Yeah, they have great communication channels.

  4. Zenon Gala says:

    The volume of the public address system is too loud at the Woodside Station in Queens. The dwellings near the station are affected by the loud noise. The repetitive announcements – of “on time ” trains start very early in the morning- at around 5:00 am, even on weekends.

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