Sen. Charles Schumer has accused the MTA of dragging its feet on plans to outfit the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad with free wireless Internet service.
"Unfortunately, the Long Island Rail Road has been slow to adapt," Schumer said at a news conference, held at Ronkonkoma's LIRR station. "The technology is ready and waiting and would easily be up and running by the end of the year."
In a response that all but guaranteed an even more wasted time, the MTA said "will be assessing the feasibility of providing Wi-Fi on commuter trains."
During his remarks, Schumer noted that the "feasibility" of free Wi-fi had been already been proven in cities around the world and pointed out that such service would make "make commuting more productive and pleasant."
Not only is the technology readily available, a reality to obvious to argue, but Schumer insists that that there is plenty of federal stimulus money to make it happen.