Regional Transit announced via their “Next Stop News” brochure that they have begun installing electronic billboards at “key light rail stations.”
Initially, scheduled train arrival times will be displayed on the signs, as well as service disruption information and other RT news. Real-time train arrival times will be displayed starting in spring 2011 using GPS to track the movements of RT vehicles.
This is a pretty nice addition to the light rail commute. If the trains could only serve more people it would make up for the thrice annual cuts to bus service.
I hope the signs will display the number of cars in the arriving trains as this would alleviate my frustration with the variable train size. And changes that alleviate my very minor frustrations should always be executed, no matter the cost.