City extends electronic bus sign project

(Via KHON)

The city is extending its electronic bus sign pilot project.

The project got under way last November and was supposed to end in May.

The start up company that’s in charge of the signs is asking for an extension so it can continue to improve its signs.

So the project has been extended to October.

“The company has been surveying the transit ridership and they’ve had mostly good feedback. We’ve also noticed that in boarding times they’re decreased because they know that’s their bus coming they’re prepared to get on the bus when it comes,” said Transportation Services Director Mike Formby.

The company is also looking at adding signs that make audible announcements for the visually impaired. They want to install more. Right now they have 18 in Kapalama, one at the eternal flame bus stop in front of the State Capitol, and one at Alapai.

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