Digital Displays With Real-Time Transit Info Installed In D.C.
By: David Schultz
December 22, 2010
If you're in D.C. and wondering when the next bus or train is coming, there's a new device on street corners that can help you out.
A new digital monitor is up and running on the corner of 14th and U Streets in Northwest D.C. It shows real time information about not only buses and trains, but also the nearest Bikesharing and Carsharing locations, a map of the surrounding area and the current time and weather.
The monitor was installed by the District's Department of Transportation as a part of its Transportation Demand Program.
Right now, 14th and U is the only location in D.C. with a monitor, but the transportation department says it plans to install three more in the coming months, and it might use federal stimulus funds to bring even more of these digital displays to the District's streets.
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