The City of Fairfax, in order to encourage sustainable habits and increase quality of life for its citizens and visitors, is introducing TransitScreen at both City Hall and the regional public library. The official unveiling of the City’s first screen was Thursday, May 25, at the Fairfax Regional Library.
“We are excited to partner with TransitScreen,” said Fairfax Mayor David Meyer. “This technology makes the CUE bus even more convenient to our residents, visitors, and shoppers, and highlights the service as a healthy and efficient alternative to driving in a personal car. This is better for the environment, reduces traffic, and promotes a more active lifestyle.”
We’re excited to be part of Fairfax’s efforts to emphasize the multitude of available options it has for transit — as part of the DC metropolitan area, there are many ways to get around town or into the nation’s capital. This includes the Fairfax City-University Energysaver (“CUE” bus), WMATA Metrobus and Metrorail routes, and nearby rideshare options.
“Here in Fairfax, we are very interested in improving access to information and city services with tech, and this is a step in that direction,” said Economic Development Director Chris Bruno. “Thank you to our City partners and the Economic Development Authority for funding this great service.”
Communities farther removed from dense, urban cores actually depend on real-time transit information the most. In the center of DC, missing a bus often means another one will come in the next five minutes. But in its suburbs, the next bus might not be for another half hour, making the consequences of missing it even greater.
Having these screens up in public areas — at city hall and the regional library — also ensures that everyone will have access to them. We believe in making information accessible to all citizens, regardless of income level, and we are happy to have a partner in the City of Fairfax.
“We want to ensure CUE and our other transportation options are as accessible as possible to the public,” said Transportation Director Wendy Block Sanford. “TransitScreen is an exciting new way to foster that initiative.”
If you’re interested in starting to transform your city into a smart city like Fairfax, then let us know! We can help you in your plan to empower citizens to make smarter transportation choices for a more sustainable future.