WMATA and Connectpoint® Bring Sustainable Real-Time Bus Information Along Busy Columbia Pike Service Routes

A Connectpoint® Digital Bus Stop® deployed at 24 WMATA Metro bus stop locations to improve customer experience.

As part of WMATA’s initiative to give customers real-time arrival bus information, solar-powered, Connectpoint® Digital Bus Stops have been deployed along Columbia Pike, one of Metro’s busiest transit service lines and other locations. In addition to real-time bus information, customized alert messaging is available so riders can adjust their journey quickly and make smart choices based on the easy-to-read, ePaper Digital Bus Stops mounted at the following bus stops:

  • Columbia Pike @ Four Mile Run Drive, S. George Mason Drive, S. Oakland Street, S. Barton Street, S. Courthouse Road, S. Veitch Street, Barton Street, S. Walter Reed Drive, Oakland Street West, S. George Mason Drive, S. Greenbrier Street, Glebe Road, Carlin Springs Road, Maplewood Drive, Medford Drive, Woodland Road, Carlin Springs Road and S. Greenbriar Street.
  • Glen Carlyn Drive & Vista Drive
  • John Marr Drive & Annandale Center Drive

“We are always looking at ways to improve customer experience and through Connectpoint’s ePaper Digital Bus Stops we can now broadcast a variety of content including next departure, service alerts, maps and custom messages,” said Metro senior program manager, Scottie Borders. “Not only will this be a better experience for our riders, these Digital Bus Stops have low power requirements and allow us to power signs without a connection to the grid.”

“Metro is notable for its transit initiatives when it comes to new customer amenities,” commented Rick Wood, CEO and president of Connectpoint®. “Sustainable, easy-to-read, real-time Digital Bus Stops are in line with what today’s transit rider wants and needs to navigate their trip.”

About Connectpoint®

Connectpoint® suite of products offer advanced solar and battery-powered, ePaper, real-time digital signage for “smart transit” and “smart city” applications efficiently accelerating transit needs and enabling a true mobility system. Connectpoint® products do not require electrical infrastructure and addresses the issues of cost efficiency and reliability for real-time departure information. Connectpoint’s Digital Bus Stop®, SmartStop® and Interactive Kiosk high-resolution imagery broadcasts real-time arrival/departures, service change updates, rider alerts, ad campaigns in addition to interactive trip planning. Weatherized and wireless, Connectpoint® Digital Signage, is easily deployed on existing bus stop poles and bus shelters within 30 minutes. Our content management system CPAM (Connectpoint Asset Management) integrates all legacy systems into one content portal. Connectpoint has powered hundreds of transit agencies across 12 states. For more information, visit connectpoint.com.

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