I heard this morning on WCBS 88AM, where the MTA wants to retrofit, presumably the R68/R68A's (or has they were described: "the orange and yellow cars") with digital signs and announcements. The problem: these cars are 24 years old, with the most obsolete technology. This project might be possible, though. But, when you are adding modern technology to an old concept that dates back to the turn of the century, you are going to have problems-BIG PROBLEMS. Who is going to pay for it? (Us, the public.) As many of you know me on this forum, I have a hatred for these longwinded announcements for the illiterate and those who chose not to read. People do not know how to be independent, self-sufficient or self-reliant. It is not the job of a transit system to be a social service.