High tech screens turned on
by TP staff
Mar 31, 2014 | 5789 views | 12 12 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The interactive kiosk on the northwest corner of the downtown plaza has been turned on, providing information about businesses and events in the downtown area.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
The interactive kiosk on the northwest corner of the downtown plaza has been turned on, providing information about businesses and events in the downtown area. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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A touch-screen kiosk has been providing information about downtown businesses and restaurants since the week of Feb. 10 as a tool for visitors to the Downtown Plaza at Sixth Street and Central Avenue. Located at the plaza’s northwest corner, the 6-foot-tall aluminum and steel kiosk has two 3-foot-high interactive screens. It can provide an interactive map of the downtown area, information about shops and listings of events. The $48,000 kiosk was installed in the plaza in August and was awaiting software and programming.

 

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fortheunderdog
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April 02, 2014
It would be beneficial to kiosk users if it gave directions and information to Livermore's and Pleasanton's downtown.
rayderfan
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April 01, 2014
That $48,000 could have been used to conduct a comprehensive audit of the City's accounts.
Altimeter
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April 01, 2014
That $48,000 could have been used to install an aircraft washing system at the airport. What a waste of money!

Sean
C3TJ
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April 01, 2014
Hahahahahhahahahahahaha!!!!!!!

Or we could've just burned it in the burn barrel on a cold winter night.
gse1616
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April 01, 2014
$48K could have been used to bring new business downtown and make it safer. Dumb.......
Wobbley
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April 01, 2014
Google with Street View, FREE.

$48K to blow on a pet project, PRICELESS!
ths2000
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March 31, 2014
When is the city going to STOP spending money on Downtown?? It's a lost cause and all this money over the years haven't done a dang thing!
scottpro
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March 31, 2014
Will the new display show the plethora of businesses I may shop at, and restaurants I may dine at, when I get home from work around 6:30?
CharlieWaffles
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March 31, 2014
Hope they have security cam pointed at it make a nice target for vandals i give it a month somthing will happen to it
MrSycamore
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March 31, 2014
It looks nice but personally I think the $48k could have gone to the landscaping. The grass is overgrown and the sprinklers are doing a nice job watering the street. :)
fortheunderdog
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March 31, 2014
From the photo, it appears that the kiosk is located ifo Helm's place. If so, wouldn't that be the northeast corner?
1resident
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March 31, 2014
Thank goodness for that kiosk to assist tourists and Tracy residents in navigating the vast and complex expanse of the city of Tracy.


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