Grand Central Station recently debuted touchscreen maps for riders. The MTA On the Go kiosks were installed in 6 months late, but were apparently worth the wait. The large interactive navigation centers provide real-time information to help riders get where they are going. 18 of the touchscreen kiosks have been installed and more are expected by the middle of the year.
Interestingly, the city is not paying for the kiosks. The project is a collaboration between MTA and Control Group, a local design and technology firm. IControl Group believes the kiosks will be paid for by advertising revenue, so they are footing the bill.
Riders who need to use the touchscreen kiosks best break out the purell!