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Very Cool – “real-time customer information displays at four bus stops in preparation for a wider rollout next year”

by Prince Of Petworth December 18, 2014 at 10:31 am 37 Comments

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From WMATA:

“Metro is in the process of installing real-time customer information displays at four bus stops in preparation for a wider rollout next year.

The signs show bus riders how many minutes before their bus arrives, using GPS technology, and also have the capability to show emergency messages, detour information and travel tips.

“This project is a centerpiece of our ongoing effort to give bus customers the tools they need for an easy, convenient travel experience,” said James Hamre, Director of Metrobus Planning, Scheduling and Customer Facilities. “Just by looking up, the new signs quickly and clearly answer the question, ‘Where’s my bus?'”

The new signs are located at:

District of Columbia: Eastbound H St NW at 7th St
Montgomery County: Southbound Viers Mill Rd at Randolph Rd
Virginia: Pentagon Transit Center (installation scheduled for today)
Prince George’s County: Silver Hill Rd at Pennsylvania Ave

The installation and testing of the four initial signs is being performed in cooperation with Metro’s jurisdictional partners and was funded through a federal TIGER grant.

If the testing is successful, Metro and its partners plan to install nearly 150 additional signs across the region in the spring.”

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