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Keeping You Informed: DDOT Unveils District’s First Multi-Modal Digital Display
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Keeping You Informed: DDOT Unveils District’s First Multi-Modal Digital Display

DDOT reminds me of one of those little baseball pitching machines that’s been cranked up to maximum fastball speed—because after introducing a string of innovative transportation programs, including Capital Bikeshare, solar-powered parking meters, electric car charging stations and the beginnings of the DC streetcar system among others, they’re flinging another one at us. This time, DDOT is bringing the District’s first multi-modal digital display screen, which will be installed in bus shelters throughout DC and will provide real-time information about a variety of transportation modes.

The pilot screen was installed yesterday at the intersection of 14th and U Streets, NW, in the ground floor window of the Reeves Center. DDOT Director Gabe Klein explained, “This pilot demonstrates how a more robust platform with state-of-the-art technology can empower travelers with even more information in-place where they need it. Multiple transportation options are layered on this one dynamic display – not just buses, but Metrorail, bikesharing and carsharing as well.”

In addition to all of the options displayed on one map, the screen also includes the date, time and weather conditions, as well as a ticker for news and transportation alerts. To view a sample of what the screens will look like, check it out at www.YouTube.com/DDOTvideos.

DDOT plans to expand the pilot to three additional locations within months and is exploring the use of TIGER funds for a large-scale deployment of the technology next year. Stay tuned for developments at www.goDCgo.com!

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