Mobile technology enhances LIRR commute
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Mobile technology is changing the Long Island Rail Road commuting experience more than any innovation since electrified tracks.
In just a few years, several touchstones of commuting -- finding spare newspapers on train seats, consulting printed schedules, playing cards with other passengers -- have noticeably decreased. In their place are smartphones or tablets, schedule apps and passengers...