Digital displays that provide NexTrip information have been installed at several busy boarding areas around the region, nearly doubling the number of signs up systemwide.
NexTrip signs are now located at transit centers in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Brooklyn Center, Columbia Heights, Maplewood, Robbinsdale and Roseville. Signs have also been added to bus stops near several METRO Blue Line stations, including Franklin, Lake Street/Midtown, 38th Street and 46th Street.
The signs provide real-time predicted departure information for all routes departing within 15 minutes at the stops where they are located. The sign posts also have buttons that can be pushed for audio announcements of upcoming departure times.
NexTrip signs have been in use since 2009 along the Marq2 corridor in downtown Minneapolis and at the I-35W and 46th Street Station, South Bloomington Transit Center and the Mall of America Transit Center.
Digital displays with NexTrip information were activated at all light-rail stations earlier this year. New downtown St. Paul bus shelters that opened at busy boarding locations this year also include NexTrip signs.
Metro Transit is focusing on improving bus boarding areas through its Better Bus Stops program. In addition to NexTrip displays, enhanced signage and shelters are being installed at sites across the region.
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