Detroit’s SMART (Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation) is enhancing bus stops along three major corridors with new Brasco bus shelters equipped with Connectpoint® Digital Bus Stop® displays, making it their biggest digital investment.
Through this partnership, SMART is deploying up to 60 — projected by year-end 2019 — Brasco Shelters/Connectpoint® Digital Bus Stop® displays to further enhance the rider’s experience on its newest bus service called FAST — Frequent. Affordable. Safe. Transit.
Connectpoint® Digital Bus Stop® offers solar-powered, real-time departure and schedule information as well as service alerts. The “smart city” digital signs are equipped with ePaper displays that provide crystal-clear readability any hour of the day or night.
Connectpoint’s Digital Bus Stop® signs are easy to install, can be retrofitted to any existing bus stops or shelters and managed remotely via their content management system, CPAM. Additionally, the shelters are solar-powered and equipped with USB ports, LED lights, emergency call boxes and bus stop beacons to enhance the security of the shelters, and create a more comfortable waiting area for riders.
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.