WASHINGTON — Figuring out the best way to get from Point A to B in D.C. can require a bit of research, not to mention a workout for your thumb once all of the Metro, bus, car share, bike share and ride share apps are checked.
But one company is hoping to make commutes less of a process.
Display screens broadcasting real-time information for a variety of public transportation options are popping up throughout the D.C. area — from government buildings to apartment lobbies and coffee shops. In other cities, information from these screens is even projected on public sidewalks.
The screens are a product of TransitScreen, a transportation software company that got its start in Arlington’s Mobility Lab two years ago.
TransitScreen co-founder Ryan Croft says the city’s changing landscape has created a need for multi-modal public transit information in the area.