Beginning in Spring 2011, Caltrain will join BART and Muni in providing riders with real time departure and arrival times at their train stations, the Examiner reports.

As with Muni’s NextBus, SoCal-based ARINC (incidentally, they’re reportedly also “the United States’ largest broker for Russian military aircraft”) will equip Caltrain with GPS tracking devices linked to visual message signs on all of its platforms indicating arrival and departure times.

Caltrain says their real-time arrival and departure data will also be available on 511 and are expecting to be able to provide a mobile app.

This new technology is part of a $8.7 million contract, which the Caltrain board of directors is expected to sanction today.

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