Tailored Transit Info for a Busy Transit Hub
Redmon Group deployed Transit displays to the newly-built West Plains Transit Center in Spokane, Washington. Spokane Transit Authority (STA) utilizes the Redmon Transit Display software and content management system (CMS). This CMS delivers tailored transit information to the busy transfer station west of downtown Spokane. Redmon installed high-bright, outdoor-rated LCD displays back-to-back at 2 locations and inside a shelter. These displays offers route arrivals, alerts, and graphical public service announcements. Redmon designed a custom presentation that utilizes STA's branding and design guidelines.
The Transit Display software and CMS deliver tailored transit information to the busy transfer station west of downtown Spokane.
Redmon worked with STA transit planners and operations staff to deploy a hardware solution suitable for the wide range of weather. Also, suitable for dawn-to-dusk exposure to sunlight. Our engineers trained staff on updating content within our CMS and provided documentation in order for agency staff to train others on the use of the CMS.
Public Transit Ridership and Its New “Normal”
One of the industries mostly affected with the COVID-19 pandemic was the public transit and its ridership. As lockdown procedures started back in spring of 2020, more people had the option of working remotely. Initially, the transit industry thought it would be a matter of just a few weeks. Still to this date, at the final stages of 2021, public transit has not gone back to normal.
Understanding Mobility and Other Transit Scores
In major cities, many people rely on public transportation to commute to and from work. This is due to the traffic in these areas. In these cities, we hear terms such as walkability, transit and mobility scores. These determine a score based on the proximity of public transit to a designated place. These are key for people to determine how difficult it is to travel to a specific