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Montgomery County DOT Announces Unveiling of TransitScreen Initiative Tuesday March 31

Posted by Ryan Croft on Mar 31, 2015 10:07:06 AM

 

Isiah Leggett Portrait
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett

 

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will announce the launch of a TransitScreen project for public buildings. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) initiative has installed two screens that provide real-time information about all types of public transportation options that are available near a particular location. The public event will be Tuesday, March 31, 2015; 11 a.m. at the Executive Office Building Lobby, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD.

"We are excited to be working with Montgomery County and County Executive Ike Leggett's office to help solve growing urban mobility challenges," commented TransitScreen COO Ryan Croft. “Academic research tells us that ubiquitous, real time information drives more ridership and enhances the overall transit rider experience. Live TransitScreen displays will allow citizens and visitors to view all of their options in one place to make smart, sustainable transportation choices. We look forward to growing our relationship with the County."

MCDOT hopes to install screens in other public buildings, such as regional service centers, libraries and recreation centers.

Joining Leggett will be MCDOT Acting Director Al Roshdieh, Division of Transit Services Chief Carolyn Biggins, Chief Innovation Officer Dan Hoffman, Economic Development Acting Director Sally Sternbach and Ryan Croft, cofounder and Chief Operating Officer of TransitScreen.

Read the official MCDOT announcement

Isiah Leggett at podium speaking

Topics: Smart Cities