Transit information for trains, buses, and even bike sharing services shown on sidewalks.
TransitScreen makes public transportation more accessible thanks to digital signs in universities and offices that display schedules and other key information for trains, buses, and even bike sharing services. Now they want to provide the same service to the general public, with projections on sidewalks, walls, and other areas that would include aggregated transport information, and even how to get to the access point for your chosen method of transportation.
Ryan Croft, one of TransitScreen’s co-founders, told FastCoDesign that building owners and business improvement districts are interested in how the technology can activate public spaces. “It’s a dynamic use of real-time information that cities haven’t seen before,” said Croft. “They really like it because it’s something that has such broad reach.”
Unlike similar services, there is no need to download a specific app, which may not even cover all of your chosen transportation methods. TransitScreen’s technology would also be accessible to people who are less technologically savvy, or tourists who don’t want to pay for an app that would only get used for a week or two.
Beyond convenience, the projections are also extremely intuitive. It tells you exactly how many bikes are available at nearby bike stations, how long before a ridesharing service would arrive, and in some places, even when and where the next campus shuttle bus will arrive. “We like to say we’re trying to make alternative modes of transit cool and easy,” says Croft.