Electronic Signage for Public Transport: Is it History?

Based on the results of a survey conducted in early 2012 and the author’s experience, public transport agencies are exploring all possible means of disseminating transit information, including considering the deployment of electronic signage. This paper explores the current state-of-the-practice in electronic signage, which is being influenced by three factors: 1) the increased use of mobile media that could be used to provide transit information; 2) agencies increasingly providing “open data” allowing the development of third-party transit information applications, and 3) the infrastructure requirements, and operations and maintenance concerns regarding the electronic signs. The paper covers five elements of electronic signage: the underlying technology, sign technology, characteristics of the information, resources required to successfully deploy and manage electronic signage, and decision process that is used to determine if signage will be deployed; where the signage will be located; and what will be displayed on the signage.

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    • Abstract used with permission of ITS Japan. Paper No. 1010.
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    ITS Japan

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Schweiger, Carol L
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  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p
  • Monograph Title: 20th ITS World Congress, Tokyo 2013. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01535463
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9784990493981
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2014 3:41PM