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Tech Commuters Are Happy Commuters

By Chuck Sudo in News on Nov 15, 2010 5:00PM

The Tribune's John Kilkevitch reports that public transportation riders with smart phones or other high-tech gadgetry make for happier commuters.

Gotta say Hilkevitch and the folks he interviewed for the story have a point. One Rogers Park resident told Hilkevitch that she puts her headphones on to ward off panhandlers. With the trains now connected to 3G service in the subways now, surfing or streaming audio is way easier. Now if we had a pair of noise-canceling ear buds so we didn't have to hear the woman on the back of the Halsted bus Saturday who kept screaming into her phone to the person she was talking with, "Don't you underestimate no ho!"