Trinity Metro, Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth’s Trinity Metro Awards Second Digital Signage Contract to Connectpoint for Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficient, Solar-Powered Digital Bus Stops.

Trinity Metro is a regional transportation system that provides public transportation to meet the mobility needs in Tarrant County. The agency offers connections throughout the North Central Texas region on buses, vanpools and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE), a 34-mile commuter rail line jointly owned and operated with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). Trinity Metro is the sole owner and operator of TEXRail, a 27-mile commuter rail line that runs from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B.

Trinity Metro awarded Connectpoint its first contract for solar-powered digital signs in 2017, with the first Connectpoint® Digital Bus Stop displays deployed in 2018 at the agency’s busiest transfer centers: Hulen Mall Transfer Center, La Gran Plaza Transfer Center, Sierra Vista Transfer Center, East Side Transfer Center, North Transfer Center, Ridgmar Mall Transfer Center. Trinity Metro recently awarded Connectpoint a new contract for the installation of ePaper signage with the option of LED signage as well. Connectpoint will work closely with Trinity Metro to map out new locations including Trinity Metro’s Intermodal Transportation Center, the downtown station for TEXRail and Trinity Railway Express routes, as well as transfer points for multiple Trinity Metro buses.

Solar-powered, ePaper Connectpoint® Digital Bus Stops are currently installed at the following transit centers, with many more to come:

  • Hulen Mall Transfer Center
  • La Gran Plaza Transfer Center
  • Sierra Vista Transfer Center
  • East Side Transfer Center
  • North Transfer Center
  • Ridgmar Mall Transfer Center

Paul J Ballard, president and chief executive officer at Trinity Metro, said the new signage is an asset for riders. “Digital signage provides the opportunity to make timely changes that impact our customers. Utilizing solar power is an effective option and is in line with our environmentally friendly CNG bus fleet.”

“Trinity Metro is a leader in Texas identifying opportunities to improve transit with a focus on frictionless customer service,” commented Rick Wood, CHK America’s CEO and president. “Deploying the Connectpoint® Digital Bus Stop® product line is a significant step under their master plan to meet the growing needs of Tarrant County and prioritize communication.”

Efficiency across all elements of a transit ecosystem is critical – the Connectpoint® Digital Bus Stop® has become synonymous with Smart Transit as the #1 choice for solar and battery-powered, ePaper product in North America.

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