Austin’s Capital Metro Awards Wayfinding Contract to CHK America

CHK America’s Design and Project Management Expertise Will Assist Capital Metro with largest service change in agency history.

CHK America, Inc. was awarded a contract by Austin’s Capital Metro to assist with the largest service change in their history. Approximately 1,600 bus stops will be replaced and re-branded to generate a simpler bus system resulting in better service, frequency and connectivity.

CHK America, a trusted partner of Capital Metro has successfully designed passenger information solutions for the Austin transit system previously. This newly designed system will deliver information to passengers in a clear and concise format accentuating Capital Metro’s extensive public transportation options. Capital Metro provides bus service at more than 4,000 bus stops throughout Central Texas, with an average of 2.5 million monthly passengers in all modes of transportation.

“We are thrilled to once again work with Capital Metro especially on such a significant project,” explained Rick Wood, CEO and president of CHK America. “CHK is well-versed in assisting large transit agencies with complete bus stop replacement efforts, and the associated redesign of the customer information required for the new services.”

About CHK America

CHK America, is a subsidiary of The Cook Hammond & Kell Group, one of the largest independent, static and digital wayfinding design companies in the world. Recognizing that Smart Transit is redefining public transportation, CHK America, through extensive and proprietary research, developed a suite of solar-powered, ePaper, digital signage solutions, Connectpoint® Digital Bus Stops, Connectpoint® Interactive Kiosks, SmartStop®, and more. Emerging and gaining pace, ePaper is energy efficient and has high readability even in direct sunlight. CHK is the only company in North America with ePaper digital displays. CHK’s digital applications merge connectivity and mobility management for customer’s trips from the first to the last mile, treating all modes of travel as a larger part of an overall connected transportation network.

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