Capital Metro’s brand new Westgate Transit Center, opening June 2, 2019, situated in south Austin, Texas, will serve seven bus routes and feature 10 13-inch Connectpoint® Digital Bus Stop® units and one 32-inch Connectpoint Totem.
Cap Metro’s aim is to increase ridership by optimizing efficiency in this new transit center with sustainable, easy-to-read, real-time bus arrival passenger information displays. Connectpoint Digital Bus Stop displays offer groundbreaking technology via solar-powered, real-time departure and schedule information, as well as service alerts. The Westgate Transit Center located near the Westgate Shopping Center, where there are more than 1,000 daily passenger boardings and de-boardings, will benefit from these “smart city” digital signs equipped with ePaper displays that provide crystal-clear readability any hour of the day or night. Connectpoint’s Digital Bus Stop signs are managed remotely via their content management system, CPAM™.
The smart, connected delivery of Digital Bus Stop content via CPAM (Connectpoint Asset Management), an agnostic, content management system not only broadcasts real-time bus arrival and alerts, but in a true Smart City environment, the Digital Bus Stop can be converted into an emergency message system when the need arises.
“Capital Metro has always been a forward-looking agency and was an early adopter of Connectpoint products,” said Rick Wood, CEO/president of CHK America and Connectpoint. “This latest procurement for a new, expansive transit hub fulfills their mandate to ensure frictionless customer service and greater customer satisfaction.”