2008_11_latetrain.jpgThe MTA is about to go digital with its program giving commuters excuse notes explaining why delays kept them from being on time to work or elsewhere. As of right now, the MTA mails out 34,000 letters a year that take over a week before arriving to employers. But as of next year, an on-line request form will allow them to send your basic HopStop-style report showing the route that was taken with transfer and delay time factored in. That should come in handy with delays up almost 25% last year and service cuts on the way after the recent plans to tighten up the transit budget. "It seems like some people's bosses aren't the nicest people in the world," Gene Russianoff of the Straphangers Campaign told the Post.