Real Excited about Real-Time Transit Screens
In a progressive step, Red River College has partnered with Winnipeg Transit and the Students’ Association to install real-time transit information screens across our campuses. These four screens, or passenger information kiosks, keep you ‘outta the dark’ (and out of the cold) while you wait for your bus. We know that transit is a primary commute mode for a large number of our students and staff and we’re excited that this technology will help improve the transit experience for so many.
Located at the College’s key transit arrival/ departure locations at the Notre Dame Campus and Exchange District Campus, the screens are updated every 60 seconds to let you know exactly when your bus is coming. The screens also display information on where to purchase bus passes and how to access RRC’s Safe Walk Program. With Safe Walk, security personnel can walk you to your bus stop and stay with you until your bus arrives.
Screen Locations and Routes
The routes displayed on the screens are those most commonly used by students and staff. Using ridership data gathered by the College and Students’ Association, a lot of careful consideration went into selecting which routes to display, since the screens can’t accommodate all routes. The Sustainability Office mapped the data (literally!) to ensure that the routes selected would be helpful to the greatest number of riders.
Thanks Winnipeg Transit
These screens were made possible because of Winnipeg Transit’s Kiosk program. The College’s real-time screens are the fourth installation in Winnipeg, and we’re proud to pioneer a project that encourages transit ridership. Other screens can be found at the St Vital Mall, the Canada Goose factory and the Millennium Library.
“Winnipeg Transit is always looking to enhance the delivery of passenger information. We’re excited to partner with Red River College on this project – this is a very new step we’re taking to make transit use more convenient for riders,” says Adam Budowski, Transit Planner with Winnipeg Transit.
Sustainable Transportation at RRC
The College is investing in transit technology as part of our Transportation Plan and commitment to sustainable transportation. Other recent additions include bike lockers at the Notre Dame Campus, indoor bike parking at the Roblin Centre and air & repair stations. Our goal is to encourage alternative commute modes to reduce single-rider car trips to help our college, our community, and our city reduce congestion and emissions.
Learn more about sustainable transportation at Red River College here.