2008_11_mtat.jpgThe MTA has been trying to bring "real time arrival information" to bus stops--to let riders know when buses are headed to their stops-- since 2005, but, now, it looks like the project's time may have past. The Daily News reports that officials "halted some work 'pending a decision on the future of the project.'" The project is two years behind schedule, apparently been bedeviled by "citing software issues, a high failure rate of onboard equipment and inaccurate arrival times relayed to message boards placed on just a handful of routes in Manhattan so far." The MTA had hoped to expand the program to all bus routes, but signals can't be delivered continuously because of skyscrapers and then traffic makes "calculating arrival times...unpredictable." How about piloting the project in places without as many tall buildings but still a great reliance on buses?