Wed, 28 Jul 2021

5 Reasons Why Every Transit Bus Needs LED Signs

09 Jul 2021, 19:33 GMT+10

It's important for passengers to know where they are and where they are headed next so that they don't get lost or confused and their expectations are easily met. While there are personal smartphone apps for wayfinding, not everyone knows how to use them. This is why transit companies must cater to the needs of commuters and provide informative LED display signs.

Transit signs are standard in every mode of public transportation—including buses. Gone are the days when static signs were enough. To remain competitive and deliver better customer service, successful bus companies invest in high-quality LED signage solutions that can efficiently provide up-to-date information in real-time. This way, commuters are always informed.

5 reasons LED signs are essential

There are many different kinds of LED bus signs available these days, so you will be able to find the right products that will suit your fleet's unique needs. Still unsure about upgrading your transit signage to LED display signs? Not sure if going high-tech is worth the investment? Here are some reasons that will convince you to upgrade your system:

  • Deliver up-to-date and accurate information in real-time.
  • Commuters are quick to get frustrated when a bus is late and when the information given to them is incorrect or inaccurate. With digital transit signs, your company can easily update arrival and travel times on the fly, adjusting them as the need arises. It can eliminate the need to set up traditional signs while preventing delayed updates.

  • Show more information.
  • There are limits to what you can write on traditional media like paper, tarpaulins, and other static display signs. High-quality LED bus signs can display more information. In case corrections have to be made, you can input your new message and it will go live immediately. Use LED bus signs to show arrival times, display travel guidelines, announce cancellations or delays, broadcast emergencies, or show entertaining bits or short advertisements.

  • Know the real-time location of the bus.
  • Advanced LED display signs have a built-in global positioning system (GPS) that can tell fleet managers and back-office teams where the vehicle is. It can also help passengers navigate an area more effectively. Using GPS, it is possible to show location-specific content, such as travel guides or any important events, advisories, or even shopping venues in a particular area.

  • Enhance the commuting experience.
  • Transit signs can optimize the traveling experience because they deliver quick and easy access to up-to-date information. They can be made more engaging and interesting with interactive LED and LCD displays, too, so commuters are entertained on the way to their destination.

  • Wayfinding is easy.
  • Bus riders will always want to know where they are, where the next bus stop is, and if they are close to their destination, especially if they are unfamiliar with the route. LED signage will show the information they need. LED and LCD bus signs that are ADA compliant are designed to cater to everyone. Displays can be set up anywhere in the bus to keep passengers informed of where they are going and the stops that are part of their commute.

    Find the right LED signs

    Many companies offer LED and LCD signage with different technologies aiming to enhance every bus. If you want something tried and tested, look no further than Transign LLC for LED display signs.

    The LED Destinator series is designed for all fleet types and is available in a variety of colors and sizes to suit your display and installation needs. Highly adaptable and versatile, our transit signs offer full integration into Next Stop, Destination, and Route announcement services, so commuters are always informed of the next destination. All Transign LED bus signs are Certified 'Buy America,' ADA Compliant, and fully warrantied for life.

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