D.C. Metro installing real-time bus arrival system

Posted on December 19, 2014

Courtesy D.C. Metro
Courtesy D.C. Metro

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (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.

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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