Steve Annear | Boston Daily

MBTA GREEN LINE PHOTO UPLOADED BY ERIC FISCHER ON FLICKRMassDOT Secretary Richard Davey is a man of his word.

Back in 2010, he said as the MBTA looked to enhance its technological capabilities, despite its deteriorating infrastructure, riders who frequent the Green Line trolleys and subway cars would one day be able to track their rides in real-time, without having to wait idly at T stations, wondering when their train would appear. That time has come.

The MBTA confirmed Friday that they’re working with outside vendors to put the finishing touches on a new system in both the train cars and underground passageways so that passengers can pinpoint the exact arrival times of the Green Line using smartphone apps. The real-time tracking capabilities will likely be powered by AVI and GPS hardware.

“In keeping with the commitment made by Secretary Richard Davey last year, tracking equipment is being installed on the trolleys and in the tunnels,” said MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo in an email to Boston. “The MBTA’s goal is to begin introducing the tracking technology on the Green Line by the end of the year.” Read more