Subway Elevator & Escalator Status Available Online

The MTA had an early Christmas present for straphangers, a new feature on their website. As of August 1st, straphangers can get updated subway elevator & escalator status online. The pages are still a work in progress. However at this present time, data is updated three times daily: 6 a.m., 3 p.m., and 10 p.m.

I am curious about something. Does anyone think that many people will take advantage of this service? I’m all for updating our transit system as far as commuting & information is concerned. However this particular update seems geared towards the elderly. I just can’t see them booting up a computer & visiting a website for such information.

I wonder if the MTA will provide usage statistics for this service for the first 6-12 months. I doubt it but I would be interested in the data if it ever sees the light of day.

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