Our friends at Mobility Lab released a video about the future of public transportation titled "Energizing People About the Future of Public Transportation." In the video, they interviewed leading thinkers in the transportation industry about the future of public transportation, which included hopes for more protected bikeways and more membership-based transit systems. Our strategic advisor Gabe Klein is featured, alongside many of TransitScreen's friends in the industry.
The founding team at TransitScreen is excited to announce that we have reached our fundraising goal and raised $600k from multiple investors with decades of experience and wisdom in the real estate, finance and transportation sectors. TransitScreen is a transportation software and digital signage company and a pioneer in providing real-time transit information displays. The TransitScreen service is a live, real-time display of all transportation options at a specific location (including subway, bus, train, bikeshare, carshare, and on-demand ridesharing).
The TransitScreen team will be spending this week in Las Vegas, attending the Digital Signage Expo 2015. The Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. The Digital Signage Expo is hosted by the Digital Signage Federation, the leading digital signage industry organization of which we recently became members. The conference is running Tuesday, March 10 - Friday, March 13.
In a recent article for CityLab, author Eric Jaffe wrote about "The Best Evidence Yet That Real-Time Arrival Info Increases Transit Ridership." Ridership patterns were studied from data gathered from New York City’s MTA Bus Time, a real-time location tracking website for bus riders in NYC. Candace Brakewood of the City College of New York and her collaborators found that since the MTA Bus Time roll-out, ridership increased 2% between January 2011 through December 2013. This is great evidence that real-time transit information isn’t just a nice feature to help current riders, it actually encourages more commuters to take public transit.
The Digital Signage Federation (DSF), the independent not-for-profit trade organization serving the digital signage industry that supports technological advancements and innovations in the digital signage industry has recognized TransitScreen as a new member in good standing and officially welcomes TransitScreen to the digital signage industry.
"TransitScreen recently became members of the Digital Signage Federation because we realized how much we have in common with the premier digital signage industry organization and its members. I and three TransitScreen team members will be in attendance at the DSF's Digital Signage Expo held in Las Vegas next week, and we are looking forward to discussing TransitScreen, SmartWalk and digital signage hardware with the other members of DSF," stated Matt Caywood, CEO of TransitScreen.
The Digital Signage Federation is governed by an independent board of volunteers consisting of industry professionals that reflect the varied makeup of all the constituents in the digital signage industry. Elected by vote, each member serves for a period of two years. The Digital Signage Federation is the only non-profit group that provides peer-group help, information, certification and resources for companies in the digital signage industry.
Membership in the DSF entitles each member organization to enroll up to five individual members who are invited to serve on the committees, which recommend policies and programs designed to grow the digital signage industry, create business opportunity, and expand member benefits. (See: www.digitalsignagefederation.org)
The Digital Signage Federation annually hosts a variety of regional networking events and sponsors Digital Signage Expo held in Las Vegas in March at the Las Vegas Convention Center (which TransitScreen will be attending). This conference is the largest trade show for digital signage held annually, which is the place to see the most state-of-the-art innovations before competitors get a chance to deploy them (see: www.DSE2015.com)