New way to visualize transit options featured in Downtown Orlando lobby
The Florida Department of Transportation’s reThink Your Commute program has partnered with MetroPlan Orlando to bring TransitScreen to Downtown Orlando. TransitScreen, based in Washington, D.C., provides real-time displays of transportation options, helping people make informed, sustainable decisions to improve quality of life in cities. This is the first TransitScreen display in all of Central Florida.
TransitScreen is installed in the lobby of MetroPlan Orlando, located at 250 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32801. The TV display features departure times for SunRail and LYNX, as well as real-time information for LYMMO, the fare-free Downtown Orlando circulator. Also included in the display is real-time availability of Juice Bikes and Zipcars. MetroPlan Orlando will use a TransitScreen feature, called Community Messaging, to post its meetings and other public notices.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., directly following the MetroPlan Orlando Board Meeting in the lobby of their Downtown Orlando office. MetroPlan Orlando Board Chairman Bob Dallari will speak at the event, as well as Tony Hudgins, Head of Sales for TransitScreen. An informational session for property managers and others will follow the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
MetroPlan Orlando leads transportation planning efforts in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. As the metropolitan planning organization for Central Florida, they set priorities and determine how federal and state transportation dollars are spent in the region.
FDOT’s reThink Your Commute program is sponsoring the cost of TransitScreen in MetroPlan Orlando’s office for 12 months. For more information on the reThink Your Commute program, visit www.reThinkYourCommute.com or call 866-610-RIDE (7433).