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Six takeaways from GES 2017

Posted by Ryan Croft on 12/5/17 9:08 AM

Last week, I joined more than 1,500 entrepreneurs from 150 countries for the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, India. GES was started in 2010 by then-President Barack Obama to foster innovation in the US and abroad. This was its eighth year, following successful summits in places like Stanford University, Nairobi, Dubai, and Morocco.

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Topics: Company News, Smart Cities

Stop by the WeDC House and Learn about TransitScreen at SXSW

Posted by Ryan Croft on 2/23/16 11:52 PM

TransitScreen was selected to join an exclusive group of DC area startups featured in the “WeDC” House at this year’s South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, TX. 

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Topics: Company News, Smart Cities

COO Ryan Croft to Munich with BMW for the MUST 2016 Summit

Posted by Ryan Croft on 1/27/16 8:46 PM

TransitScreen COO Ryan Croft will join BMW for the MUST 2016 Summit in Munich, Germany next month.

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Topics: Smart Cities

CEO Matt Caywood Meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia

Posted by Ryan Croft on 1/27/16 8:09 PM

Current Australian Prime Malcolm Turnbull visited our head office in Washington, DC last week to meet with CEO Matt Caywood and other startups at 1776. Clearly, he liked what he saw.

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Topics: Smart Cities

TransitScreen CEO Matt Caywood to Speak at CES 2016 This Week in Las Vegas

Posted by Ryan Croft on 1/5/16 8:00 PM

All the buzz leading up to the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week is centered around transportation, self-driving cars and urban mobility. You can add TransitScreen to the conversation.

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Topics: Smart Cities

TransitScreen Wins MTC Contract in Bay Area

Posted by Ryan Croft on 12/2/15 9:13 PM

Civic Resource Group International (CRG) and TransitScreen, Inc today announced they have joined forces to modernize the transit displays in 46+ different locations across the San Francisco Bay Area as part of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's ("MTC") Hub Signage program.

The goal of the joint effort is to provide 511's comprehensive, real-time and scheduled transit departure information on current and future electronic transit information displays. The redesigned MTC displays will help drive increased transit use, sustainable transportation awareness, and overall usability by the traveling public. Once complete, the system will deliver transit information to 180 transit displays in 46+ high foot traffic locations throughout the nine county Bay Area including San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Berkeley, Mountain View and other Bay Area cities.

"This project is an opportunity to meaningfully improve the transit customer's experience. Bay Area travelers have come to trust 511's departure times delivered through MTC's network of digital transit information displays. Now, we have the opportunity to use TransitScreen's proven solutions to jointly create world class information signs," said TransitScreen CEO Matt Caywood.

MTC initiated its Hub Signage program in 2008 to standardize the signage system, beginning with 21 key transit hubs and three international airports in the Bay Area. The program seeks to simplify transit riders' experience by creating a consistent "look and feel" through actionable, real-time information.

"Urban mobility is becoming a key focus area for local governments. Transportation agencies now rely heavily on technical innovation to improve mobility while also reducing accidents, carbon footprint, traffic jams, crowding. We feel that it's our civic duty to help agencies be more creative not only in encouraging citizens to use alternative forms of transportation, but most importantly making it easy for today's mobile citizens to get around whenever and however they choose," said Dr. Gregory G. Curtin, Founder and CEO, Civic Resource Group.

Read the official press release

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Topics: Smart Cities, Real-Time Information

COO Ryan Croft Presents at Oracle Open World and VERGE San Jose Conferences

Posted by Ryan Croft on 10/29/15 12:32 AM

TransitScreen COO Ryan Croft presented at two leading industry conference this week in the SF Bay Area. On Monday, Croft spoke at Oracle Open World, the largest tech conference in the world. He presented on a panel titled New Horizons in Intelligent Transportation Systems. On Tuesday, he was a finalist in the VERGE.

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Topics: Company News