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Depending on how ready you are to bow down to our computer overlords, this could be exciting or terrifying news. But it seems like a lot of Prendergast's plan revolves around getting rid of ultra-fallible humans and replacing them with robots.He wants to make sure that more trains run with only one conductor, which is something that "the transit workers union has successfully blocked" before now. He also wants to institute more "robotrains" which will operate with a system "based on a much more sophisticated signal and communications network with computers essentially driving trains."
Welcome to the future of the MTA, everyone. It'll be more expensive, have less human interaction, and lots of construction. But! We'll have countdown clocks. And so that makes everything ok.
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