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Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 11/16/2012

New Metro screens to tell you how bad your commute might be

There’s probably nothing worse than paying to enter Metro and then realizing after the fact that delays throughout the system will make it a very long, slow ride. Well, Metro is now trying to warn commuters ahead of time what they should expect.

The Examiner reports that the transit agency has started installing flat-screen TVs at station booths that will eventually list real-time advisories about delays, the status of every line and even broken elevators throughout the system.

So far, 88 kiosks have been outfitted with the TVs, and soon all 112 in the system will have them. While the screen currently only show the time, by the end of the year they will have all the information to help commuters decide if Metro is the way to go or not.

Martin Austermuhle blogs at DCist . The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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