MTA offers mobile transit directions
For those of you not cruising around with an iPhone or BlackBerry, you can now get train directions on the fly.
NYC Transit will begin offering a free automated phone service Friday that provides bus and train information, officials said. Trip Planner Voice will provide 24-7 directions based on an address, intersection or landmark. Hopefully, it will become the Hop Stop for the cell phone set.
Finding the easiest and fastest way to take a trip should not be a chore, Transit spokesman Paul Fleuranges said.
Transit now provides directions to an average of 4,500 riders a day through their call-in center. The new automatic service is meant to reduce wait times, official said.
To reach the service, call 718-330-1234. Transit also offers on-line trip planning at www.tripplanner.mta.info.