Transit Screen Launches First Real-Time Multimodal Transportation Information Display in Washington, D.C.

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Display Aggregates Bus, Rail, Bikeshare, Car Sharing, Taxi, Black Car Services in D.C.; Will Expand into Multiple North America Markets in 2013

Transit Screen President Matt Caywood (left) and VP Ryan Croft are working with governments, institutions and private businesses to improve transportation demand management (TDM) plans in cities.

The traveler can instantly view the easiest, fastest or most convenient transportation option from that display’s location. - Matt Caywood, President

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Transit Screen officially announced the launch of the city's first real-time multimodal display of transportation information. The Transit Screen display is a live, real-time snapshot of all Metro, Capital BikeShare, Metrobus, Circulator, and ART bus transit arrivals at a given location.

“A city such as Washington, D.C. has a complex mix of subway, walking, bicycling, bike sharing, buses, car sharing, and taxi services. The challenge to us was how to make multimodal transit easier to use. Our Transit Screen displays provide real-time, location-specific transit information for all local transportation options. The traveler can instantly view the easiest, fastest or most convenient transportation option from that display’s location,” stated Matt Caywood, President of Transit Screen.

Every 20-30 seconds, each individual Transit Screen receives the current arrival times for each transit agency at all stops within walking distance of its location. This real-time, reliable information is available through open data sharing from the Washington, D.C. transit agencies. Transit Screen is displayed on a standard monitor, needing only access to Wi-Fi internet and a power outlet.

The firm has secured strategic partnerships with BIDs (Business Improvement Districts) like Georgetown, Ballston and the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization. By bringing Transit Screen displays into the communities and business districts, the BIDs hope to bring customers, businesses and residents to the area by promoting the ease of local transportation.

Urban planners in cities and municipalities, such as Falls Church, Virginia, are adding Transit Screen to future transportation demand management (TDM) plans. The plan is that builders and developers will play a major role in promoting transportation alternatives to decrease the need for SOVs (single occupancy vehicles).

Every Transit Screen will have its own customized display that displays options in a logical, memorable, and predictable order. Customizations can also be made to include weather, airport delays, Twitter integration, custom maps, and messaging among others.

Transit Screen currently serves the Greater Washington DC area, with plans to cover multiple other major North American cities in 2013.

About Transit Screen

Transit Screen develops web applications and digital signage solutions for mobility and transit. Transit Screen is a live display of all transportation options at a given location (Metro, Capital BikeShare, Metrobus, Circulator, ART bus in Washington D.C.). Transit Screen currently serves the greater Washington DC area. Three primary markets served are private businesses (commercial real estate developers, residential buildings, property managers, hotels, stadiums, arenas), institutions (colleges, universities, hospitals and health centers) and governments (federal, state, local governments, municipalities, transit agencies, and business improvement districts [BIDs]). Transit Screen is a solution for Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs to create sustainable, walkable, bike-able cities of the future.

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