Passenger Information Archive

The Passenger Information Archive documents transit passenger information in the wild. In most cities, this includes a station-to-station video of onboard dynamic passenger information, along with other photos and commentary of note.

Link: Muni Breda Passenger Information on SFMTA Blog

Shamelessly, here's a link to SFMTA's blog post about the passenger information system we activated on the older Breda light rail vehicles which I configured and (through immense struggle) figured out how to integrate into the LRVs' legacy systems at an acceptable volume level. Also here's me starring on the ... videos, pics, read more

Seattle - Link, RapidRide

Link Light Rail Sound Transit Link Light Rail's Kinkisharyo vehicles each have four interior LED displays used for the passenger information shown here. Each vehicle also has two side destination signs (one in each end of the car) that display the destination on the interior and exterior sides. Specific Gripe ... videos, pics, read more

Chicago - "L"

Chicago's "L" passenger information has a distinctive style, and was generally of high quality. The relatively pale colors on a white background gave system maps and related items almost a cute look. Station platforms featured large signs with the first letter of the station name; highly glanceable, but also potentially ... videos, pics, read more

Montreal - Métro, Bus

Métro Azur STM's newest Métro vehicle, the Azur, features LCD passenger information screens by each door, and LED text displays interior. Both are shown here: Note on the LCD the little out-of-sync jump as the next station is updated. Whoops! On the bright side, also check out the "Co... videos, pics, read more

Spokane, WA - Bus

Thanks to Spokane Transit Authority for hosting the Northwest Transit Exchange and letting me give a talk there -- so I can't leave y'all out of the Archive. Sorry the video is blurry, but you can see the important stuff. Spokane Transit Authority Bus The video captures the start of ... videos, pics, read more