New Monitors Display Real-Time Transit Information in City Hall, Library
Fairfax travelers can find real-time service information for local transit services on new monitors in City Hall and in the City of Fairfax Regional Library.
The screens showcase real-time information about local transportation options. The Fairfax City Economic Development Authority and the City of Fairfax Transportation Division launched this new service in partnership with the locally-based digital service company TransitScreen.
The city currently has two sets of monitors in place: in the second floor lobby of City Hall (near the DMVSelect Office), and in the lobby of the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street.
The screens show real-time service information for:
The TransitScreen information complements NextBus, the website and mobile app which provides real-time service information on computers and mobile devices.
“This technology makes the CUE Bus even more convenient to our residents, visitors, and shoppers,” said City of Fairfax Mayor David Meyer, “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.”
The monitors in public areas make this real-time travel information available without a handheld device or computer. “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.”
Economic Development Director Chris Bruno noted, “Fairfax is very interested in improving access to information and city services with technology, and this is a step in that direction.”