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Volunteers of America - Greater NY & The Housing Collaborative, LLC Unveil First TransitScreen in New York; First Bilingual Display Nationally

Posted by Ryan Croft on 5/21/15 3:27 PM

Installation Promotes Sustainability and Housing Stability: Empowering Tenants, Guests, and Employees to Simplify Their Lives

Through a partnership with the Volunteers of America - Greater New York & The Housing Collaborative, LLC, TransitScreen announces the installation of the first TransitScreen display in the New York metropolitan area at the Creston Avenue Residence in Bronx, NY. This partnership will promote sustainability in the Bronx region, and help the residents of the Creston Avenue Residence make better-informed transit choices, enabling them to more easily navigate around the city.

“The TransitScreen display clearly is a win for the Creston Avenue tenants and is one of the most popular features of the building.  Thank you Jay and the whole TransitScreen team for working with us to provide what is now an essential service to the residents,” said Robert Sanborn, Principal of The Housing Collaborative.

TransitScreen is a Washington-DC & San Francisco-based transportation technology company promoting sustainable urban mobility through access to real time information. The displays are utilized as time- and cost-savings amenities in buildings and in public spaces while also offering a sustainable transportation demand management (TDM) mitigation tool for transit-oriented developments and large employers. Today, there are live displays in 18 cities across North America. Clients span various industries and geographies including commercial real estate, transit agencies, universities, hospitals, tech companies, smart cities, and nonprofits.

“We are excited to officially launch our first bilingual screen, in English and Spanish. Now the power of real-time transit information can be accessible to a wider segment of our multilingual community,” said Ryan Croft, COO of TransitScreen.

“Creating affordable, supportive housing like the Creston Avenue Residence allows Volunteers of America to fulfill its mission to help individuals and families in need create positive and lasting change by offering them the support they need and by empowering them to live safe, healthy, and productive lives,” said Tere Pettitt, President and CEO, Volunteers of America-Greater New York.  “We’re delighted to partner with TransitScreen to provide the Creston residents, as well as staff and visitors, with an additional, valuable service.”

The TransitScreen display at the Creston Avenue Residence is the first installation in the New York metro area and is the first bilingual TransitScreen display, featuring real-time, multimodal transit information in English and in Spanish. The transit data is displayed in the lobby on a 42” dedicated television rotating between the two languages.

“It’s been amazing to watch Creston come to fruition over the past two years, across numerous agencies balancing many stakeholders.  Much credit is due: from New York Governor Cuomo to Tere at Volunteers of America - Greater NY & Robert and Matt at the Housing Collaborative.  This is a win-for-all project; the nation’s first bilingual TransitScreen will have a meaningful impact in the daily lives of all involved,” said Jay Tedino, TransitScreen City Manager - NY & PHL Metro Area.

 

TransitScreen on brick wall TransitScreen Display at Creston (L - English, R - Spanish)

 

Topics: Smart Cities, Real Estate