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The current General Electric announcement system has become outdated and there are no upgrades available. This project will include, but is not limited to, the purchase and installation of LCD displays and associated communications equipment throughout the Metra system. This project will allow for more timely information on arriving trains and allow for improvements including digital LCD displays and automated announcements. The displays could show train(s) arriving at the station, estimated time of arrival, stops made by the train, and any service alerts that may influence service. The screens would be connected to a server via a direct network that could display e-alerts, rail time tracker information, advertising and other information on the screens to inform Metra customers.