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Traffic Management with Digital LED Destination Display Boards

LED destination signs can be mounted almost anywhere on a bus— on the front (above the windshield), rear, or side for maximum visibility. These digital display boards provide vital information including the bus number, route, and destination to make the commuting experience much more comfortable for riders. Some of the best systems can also be programmed to display intermediate points on the ongoing route and other such information that may be useful, like when the route is exceptionally long and the final terminus on its own is not helpful in determining where the bus is going.

Most present-day destination signs use light-emitting diode (LED) panels, which have the ability to display animated text, different colors, and an unlimited number of routes (as long as they are programmed into the controller unit). Some units even allow drivers to use a keypad to write the destination and route number. You will also find internal LED signs that can show different kinds of information, including the next stop.

Why use LED destination signs?

When it comes to visibility in all weather conditions, practicality, and scalability, nothing quite beats the LED sign. It’s no wonder it has become an integral part of comprehensive passenger information systems.

LED destination signs are designed to be robust and are easy to install and maintain. They offer excellent legibility in almost all environments, being fitted with auto-brightness adjustment to optimize visibility while significantly reducing power consumption.

LED destination signs can also be updated remotely in real-time to deliver accurate and up-to-the-minute information that ultimately helps maintain a smooth flow for both passengers and transportation companies. The control software is intuitive and simple to use. The system allows the display of messages in multiple languages and in a wide range of presentation styles.

Where can you get high-quality LED destination signs in the US?

When it comes to something as important as destination signs for your fleet, it’s always a good idea to work with a US-based manufacturer or supplier.

Transign is the LED sign specialist to contact if you need these solutions for your fleet. We specialize in onboard signage and other solutions that can help your passengers travel safely and stay informed.

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Transign’s LED Destinator™ series is one of the leading LED destination signs available today. It comes in a wide range of colors and sizes, and both 12 and 24 VDC variants to fit all kinds of installation and display requirements. Choose from static, flashing, or scrolling messages based on your needs and particular applications. Two-line messages are likewise supported.

These signs—which feature durable steel enclosures—are highly adaptable and keep your customers informed throughout their journey. They are easy to install and use, featuring automatic illumination control and access to responsive customer support. The LED lights are rated at 100,000 hours.

Transign also offers free initial programming on its LED destination signs. The control unit comes with free software that allows users to control multiple signs, each with their own message. It is easy to manage and can be pre-programmed with destinations upon delivery (up to 999 destinations can be programmed into each sign). Modifying the information is quick and simple, and you can always call customer support should you need assistance.

What’s more, Transign’s LED sign is ADA Compliant and Certified “Buy America.” Each product is warrantied for life—which likely means that they will outlast the service lifetime of most buses. They are truly built to exceed expectations in terms of performance and reliability.

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LED Bus Signs and Their Applications

The transportation business is not just about getting people from point A to B. If you want to establish your brand as a reliable provider, it’s also important to deliver an easy and pleasant passenger experience every time. This is why the most successful transportation hubs in the US and the world use LED bus signs - and why you should, too.

A digital bus destination sign uses LED technology to provide real-time information—such as destination, route, and next-stop announcements—to let passengers know exactly what is happening so they can plan their commute. Durable and versatile LED bus signs also provide added utility in the form of wayfinding, advertising, Electronic Video Information Display Systems (or EVIDS), and many other applications.

Easy to read

LED bus signs are designed for immediate visibility so that passengers can easily read your message no matter what the lighting condition. In fact, a good quality digital bus destination sign is visible even in dimly lit conditions or bad weather, up to 500 feet. The best ones are ADA compliant as well.

Quickly updated

Do you need to communicate route changes, delays, special announcements, public service advisories, or even information on an emergency that affects the riding public? Give your passengers updates quickly and effectively via your LED bus signs. These solutions come with control units that allow you to control multiple bus signs to make modifying your message quick and simple. Here at Transign, you will even receive free initial programming of your LED bus signs, which come with a control unit loaded with free software. Simply register your products to enjoy extended customer support.


LED is an efficient technology that is cheaper to run because it doesn’t consume much energy. It’s energy-saving and eco-friendly. It is also very easy to maintain because it doesn’t have any glass tubes or gasses. LED bus signs never burn out and are easy to clean. They are designed to be much more rugged for constant and heavy use, especially in outdoor applications and changing weather and vibration conditions. Our LED bus signs are made with durable steel enclosures and LEDs rated at 100K hours. They also come with a lifetime warranty.

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Potential for revenue

LED bus signs are not just for displaying transport-related information. You can also use them as advertising space. Scrolling displays, in particular, are very effective in marketing because they keep passengers anticipating the next word or line. You can certainly create another stream of income for your transportation business by selling ad space on your digital bus signs.

Better customer service

Static signs are notorious for being inefficient for delivering traffic advisories. This is why it’s important to invest in a digital bus destination sign if you’re serious about providing better services to your passengers. You can update the text in real-time to make sure that your passengers get up-to-the-minute information—which is crucial when there are changes in schedules or routes due to traffic accidents and other such matters.

When transportation companies need powerful display platforms for enhancing their vehicles, they turn to Transign. Our Michigan-based factory provides LED bus signs and other types of digital displays for many uses, including wayfinding and passenger info.

Made in the USA and protected by industry-leading warranties, the Transign bus destination sign exceeds all applicable quality and safety standards and is in full compliance with the Buy America Act. We have been making signs for the transit industry for over six decades and our commitment remains the same: To provide LED display solutions that can make your transportation business more efficient while ensuring that your passengers are riding safe and smart.

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The Advantages of Rolling Signs

There are many benefits to using an LED scrolling display in the transit industry, as well as in advertising and promotions. If you have ever thought of investing in roller sign solutions for your business, these advantages will convince you to take the plunge: 

Flexible and scalable 

An LED scrolling display can be made to display information quickly and efficiently, so you can communicate and change messages as often as you need. In fact, the best systems don’t just display letters and text—they can also show logos, different colors, high-resolution graphics, special fonts, and many more.

These tickers show relevant info in a vivid and crisp manner. While they are mainly used for transportation-related messages in the transit industry, they can also be programmed to show other information such as stock market bits, news headlines, Twitter feeds, brief announcements, RSS feeds, etc. Want to shuffle messages throughout the day? Do you need to display hour specific information during rush hour? You can communicate anything at many different intervals and create rich content opportunities. They are flexible and scalable solutions that are easy to maintain and inexpensive to operate.

Control your message from anywhere

You can remotely access content to quickly update these displays. These systems can be operated remotely online, so you can manage multiple signs with just a few clicks or via USB transfer. If you have an urgent announcement such as schedule changes, delays, and other developments that will affect your passengers, simply upload your message to the backend software and it will immediately start running in the signs you want to show it on.

Looks great

A digital roller sign lends a more professional look to your vehicle and in any environment where it is used. The best ones on the market are engineered to be luminous, clear, and easy to read while being adaptable to changing scenarios. Incorporating these technologies into your vehicles shows that you care enough for your passengers to spend money on digital signs that will improve their riding experience. 

Great for advertising

LED scrolling displays are not just used for announcing the next stop and other such transportation-related information. They are also perfect for advertising, helping you create another source of revenue. They make any marketing message flashier so that it grabs a potential customer’s attention - much more than a static sign ever can. They can also be made with different colored lights to suit different messages. What’s more, these signs have the ability to make your advertising program more credible than static signs, thereby helping you attract more advertisers.

Unlike traditional advertising boards, a digital scrolling sign can display multiple messages in a compact form. You usually need a very large static advertising board to display long messages. This is not the case with an LED scrolling display. It can show different messages in succession—a design that encourages passengers and potential customers to focus on each word or phrase. This is why digital scrolling displays have the potential to draw in some serious advertising revenue compared to a traditional static sign. 

Efficient and cost-effective 

LED scrolling message boards don’t use a lot of electricity. That’s because LEDs are efficient by nature—they are designed to focus on creating light and not heat, unlike traditional incandescent bulbs. There is no wasted electricity. The initial costs of switching to a LED scrolling display system are quickly offset by a reduction in your operating expenses.

Transign has everything you need

Looking for high-tech, weatherproof, and super durable digital roller signs for your transportation business? Transign has got you covered. We supply all kinds of digital display screens in buses and other types of transportation. Use them to show helpful information to your passengers—from routes to estimated arrival times. You can also monetize them with advertisements and entertaining content. Talk to us about your requirements so we can recommend a custom solution.

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Automatic Voice Annunciation System for Stop Announcements

Vehicle location technologies are becoming more enhanced in terms of their use and performance. In public transit contexts, these technologies are increasingly being utilized for applications other than location monitoring and schedule tracking. Automatic voice announcements are among those applications in which AVL (automatic vehicle location) technologies are being integrated, and Transign is one of the best providers of automatic programmable voice announcement system integrations and solutions for different kinds of transit systems.

A voice announcement system is critical for compliance with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), which requires passenger systems to provide a safe and inclusive means of transportation for all—especially for people with disabilities.

As public transit usage increases, leveraging technological advances should be part of a transit provider’s on-going strategy. This is important especially in this day and age of heavy reliance on electronic and digital integration.

The advancing transit industry is now requiring automated voice announcements on their vehicles along with complete integration and implementation of more robust passenger information systems. More recent technologies arm these passenger information systems with even greater processing power and substantial memory storage, which renders them capable of so much more than simple voice announcements.

Investments in automated vehicle location technologies are being increasingly utilized, not only for monitoring vehicle locations and schedule information, but also for providing passengers critical information that they require while in transit, including voice announcements regarding stops and transfers, public service and safety information, points of interest, and even promotions. All of these open up a great channel for revenue, especially with the increasing number of public transit users today.

Integrated voice announcement systems allow transit providers and authorities to initiate location-specific and relevant announcements for public transit users and passengers. These systems help authorities and providers relay critical information about their journey, ranging from current stops and locations to approaching stops or transfers, as well as alerts and warnings on potential delays in the transit schedule. On-board voice announcements are extremely useful in many public transportation applications, especially when it comes to mass transit.

Automatic programmable voice announcement systems come in many forms and sizes, including systems that can be fully integrated with vehicle location systems (GPS) for better fleet control and monitoring. As a matter of fact, one of the best uses and applications for AVL systems is integration of automatic voice announcement systems that allow transit operators a way to easily dispatch internal and external announcements while fleets are in transit—and right at each stop where these announcements matter the most. These systems are also critical investments to ensure compliance with ADA requirements, which help make sure that passengers with disabilities are properly and considerately served by public transit providers.

How it will help disabled people

Knowing where the bus stops, identifying bus routes, knowing the waiting times at bus stops - use of public transportation demands having access to information at every step of the journey. The task is far more complicated for people living with a disability - whether motor, sensory or intellectual.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires all transportation companies to announce stops and identify bus routes at stops serving more than one route. Our passenger information systems make life easier for riders with disabilities, enabling them to receive all the critical information about their journey without having to rely on paratransit.  

Transign is the leader in ADA-compliant passenger information solutions. Our solutions are fully ADA compliant and can be integrated into pull cord or button activation designs or to most third-party software systems. Our systems support a wide range of installation types, viewing angles, and languages.

Where to get this system?

Tell us about your needs, and we will find the solution that best fits your budget and requirements.

Is customer service available?

Yes, we are committed to offering reliable technical support to our clients. Please call us at the following numbers, and we will ensure that you receive immediate assistance:

Toll-Free: (855) 535-7446

Tel: (248) 623-6400

Fax: (248) 623-2930

You can also leave a message using the ‘Contact a Specialist’ form on this website.

Any Warranty for this system?

Yes, we stand behind all of our products with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. All products are backed with excellent customer service and our Rapid Return Guarantee.


Passenger information systems that include visual displays, as well as audio announcements, are critical in aiding passengers with disabilities and public transportation users in general in making their public transport journeys safer and more convenient. These advanced technologies are helping the transit industry move forward toward better and more inclusive customer service.
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Automatic Passenger Counting (APC) – How it Works

Did you know that there is one data acquisition system that serves as a passenger counter for bus, train and light rail network users? A crucial component in any passenger information system, an APC (automated passenger counter) is an electronic counting device that counts and logs the number of passengers boarding and disembarking at every stop. Together with AVL technologies and systems, they form a crucial passenger information network that every transit system should consider investing in. 

A passenger counter replaces schedule checkers who used to manually collect ridership information—a practice that suffers in terms of accuracy compared to an automated passenger counter, which offers as much as 98% precision in collecting ridership information. Calibrated correctly, these units help transit systems fulfill the reporting requirements of the National Transit Database, as well as data to determine the cost effectiveness of individual routes.

One of the main advantages of an APC over schedule checkers is that they can be installed on and in turn, collect information from an entire bus fleet. This means complete ridership information for every single trip made by each vehicle. Not only do they offer the benefit of highly accurate and complete ridership information, APCs also offer cost benefits despite the expenses of the initial setup. Long term costs are remarkably more manageable as opposed to employing people to manually collect the same information—human checkers who cannot rival the accuracy that APCs offer. 

The question remains: How does an automated passenger counter work? APCs consist of two sensors, typically installed at the same height level at the front and rear doors of a passenger vehicle. As passengers enter or exit, they break the infrared beam between the sensors. This causes the computer to record boarding or disembarking information, according to the order in which the beams were broken. 

These sensors alone are enough to provide transit providers ridership information at gross level. If you want a more in-depth look into your ridership, collecting stop-level information is possible through an AVL or automated vehicle locator program, in which location-based data can be downloaded and analyzed further.

Even more advanced passenger counter systems are beginning to surface in today’s market, many of which include video surveillance and camera sensors that are installed over transit doors. These cameras are linked to a specialized counting unit that runs on a software algorithm designed to detect transit entries and exits. While the cameras and counting unit collect boarding and alighting information, a video server allows users to view footage alongside people count to accurately verify, while at the same time, configure the system over the web.

Any Warranty for this system?

Yes, we stand behind all of our products with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. All products are backed with excellent customer service and our Rapid Return Guarantee.

How does the counting system monitor passengers?

With an automatic passenger counter, every single person that gets on a public transit vehicle is monitored and recorded, which simplifies data collection, but enables greater accuracy and scope for creating accurate reports and ridership information. 

Why is passenger counting important?

Automated passenger information systems work to enhance operation efficiency, allowing the team to analyze data and determine accurately which route systems are under or over-utilized, and therefore maximizing the use of each vehicle. With automated passenger information systems, transit companies can address passenger complaints timely and accurately.

Is customer service available? 

Yes, we are committed to offering reliable technical support to our clients. Please call us at the following numbers, and we will ensure that you receive immediate assistance:

  • Toll-Free: (855) 535-7446
  • Tel: (248) 623-6400
  • Fax: (248) 623-2930

You can also leave a message using the ‘Contact a Specialist’ form on this website.

How it will help the Transit Industry

APC systems from Transign offers transit providers and authorities reliable passenger information at a low cost, regardless of how busy or slow the service. An APC system alone already provides invaluable ridership information. Add vehicle tracking into the mix and you’ll be able to determine ridership statistics on a stop-level basis, allowing you to trace where a transit vehicle is and how many are onboard at any given moment.

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Transign Signs: Why They Have Been So Popular in Public Transit

When it comes to high-quality transit signs, only a few manufacturers stand out—and Transign is top-notch. We are favored by discerning transportation companies looking for high-quality and cost-effective bus signs to improve their customer service. Wondering why we’re popular and so highly preferred? Here’s everything you need to know about us and our products:

We offer the latest technologies.
As a reputable manufacturer of transit signs since 1959, we use the most cutting-edge and proven signage technologies, including high-quality LED. This ensures that our signs are readable, visible, properly illuminated, and can last for thousands of hours even when operating around-the-clock. We design all of our LED bus signs for versatility, enabling transportation companies to display any message, such as routes, timetables, traffic advisories, and next stops in real-time.

Our products are backed by a lifetime warranty.
Our clients have a lot less to worry about in case a bus route sign breaks down and requires repair or replacement. Our products are warrantied for life, and this eliminates the need to find other third-party technicians for repair.

Our signs are customizable.
Every transportation company will have different needs. That is why we ensure that our bus signs fulfill each client’s unique requirements. Our team will work closely with you to create LED signage to suit your specifications. This way, you can be sure that you are investing in equipment that will make sense for your company’s needs over the long term.

Our products are versatile.
Our bus route signs can be displayed overhead, mounted on walls on both the interior and exterior of the vehicle. Some of them can be customized to suit the needs of other forms of public transit, like ferries and trolleys as well. Just tell us what you require and we will deliver the transit signs that you need.

Transign is one of the leading manufacturers of transit signs in the US. We are Buy America certified and all of our products are ADA compliant, with a lifetime warranty backing them up. If you are looking for high-quality custom bus signs, consider getting in touch with us today. We will work with you in achieving the best transportation signage to add more value to your business.
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The Significance of LED Display Signs and Electronic Messaging

Digital displays, electronic message centers, and reader boards are some of the most common LED display signs. These programmable, computerized electronic visual communications equipment are popular in advertising, but they are also practical as transportation signs to keep drivers and passengers informed. The significance of these LED displays is in their versatility—they can display up-to-date information in an instant, unlike a static sign. An LED scrolling display in particular is very useful in displaying more than one message at a time.

Public transportation is one of the most common applications of the LED sign. Without it, both passengers and transport operators would still be relying on static boards where routes and timetables are manually written and displayed. These static signs often cause confusion, especially when there are changes to the routes. They are not very effective for delivering important traffic advisories, either. If you want to provide better service to your passengers, consider installing LED display signs in all your vehicles. They are extremely helpful in providing information on stops, schedules, routes, and how far the vehicle is from the next stop.

In an age when urgency and your ability to respond to change matters, an LED scrolling display allows you to update your messages in real-time—which ultimately helps you provide better customer service. Some LED display signs can be connected to the internet, so you can easily deploy new messages and up-to-the-minute information. This can be practical when you want to deliver targeted messages or deliver important changes to timetables and routes. As long as you are using a high-quality and bright LED sign, you can be sure that your message will easily be noticed.

Speaking of being noticed, LED display signs can provide immediate visibility to what you have to say, making them practical for advertising. They are illuminated, so they can be seen even in dark or dimly lit areas at distances over 500 feet away. An LED scrolling display will keep the reader interested as they anticipate the next word or line. Some manufacturers of these LED signs can also provide ADA-compliant options with voice announcements and larger text.

If you are ready to take your LED display signs to the next level, get in touch with a reputable manufacturer like Transign. We can customize our products according to your unique needs. Our products are ADA compliant, warrantied for life, and Buy America certified.

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LED Display Signs: Keep Your Passengers Informed

Signage is essential in public transportation. Without it, passengers have no way of knowing timetables and routes, resulting in confusion and poor customer service on your part. If you’re still using the most basic static signs, it may do your transportation company well to upgrade to LED display signs that you can set up in and outside your terminals and inside your vehicles. The scrolling LED sign is particularly helpful in informing passengers about routes, schedules, stops, and how far they are from their destination. This way, you can improve your service and provide more convenience to your riders.

Investing in LED signs is an effective way of showing that you care about your customers and build a loyal base of regular passengers. Investing in the right scrolling LED sign from manufacturers like Transign can help you achieve this. With our help, you can set up connected screens that will make it so much easier to update information from a centralized location. LED display signs are far more convenient and versatile than static or analog signage. Moreover, LED displays are more noticeable, so passengers are more likely to look at them and read your message. This can be helpful in ensuring that your passengers are properly informed of any changes or announcements.

Apart from keeping your passengers informed, LED display signs can also bring in extra revenues for your company. You can invite businesses to advertise or promote their products and services on your digital signage—including your scrolling LED display. This is a great way to build another income source while providing entertainment to your passengers. With a high-quality LED sign from Transign, you can be sure that you have a powerful digital signage solution that will make the dissemination of information more user-friendly, responsive, and effective.

Modern digital signage is easily customizable and you can keep the content up-to-date and provide information in real-time. Transign makes high-quality scrolling LED displays that can be tailored to a specific size or color to suit your fleet and your unique display and installation requirements. They will keep your passengers informed of your fleet’s route, next stop, destination, and other important details they need to know while aboard your vehicles. When you choose the LED display signs by Transign, you know that you are getting ADA compliant, Buy America certified products that come with a lifetime warranty.

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Transit LED Signage: Opening the Door to New Possibilities

The LED display board has been a huge instrumental piece of technology in incorporating digital signage solutions in public spaces, especially in transit hubs. Transit LED signage has been a force in the enhancement and transformation of public information systems toward improved user experience and greater access to information. There has been a great demand for LED signs, particularly in transport hub settings, as more and more people, especially commuters, favor modern forms of public communication. Digital signs for transit are able to reach hundreds (if not thousands) of people gathering in bus stations, subways, train stations, airports, and mass transit depots, where they serve as essential tools of communication enabling users to stay informed about important updates regarding their travels.

With an LED display board, perceived wait times in transit hubs are alleviated, which leads to more pleasurable commuter experiences. There are few things more frustrating than long lines in transit terminals, but digital signs offer a simple solution to ease these annoyances of daily travel. Display boards also help enhance passengers’ overall travel experience by showcasing local programming or perhaps even educational videos that can keep travelers entertained and distracted during long wait times around transit terminals. Display boards can likewise be useful in engaging passengers with current events, weather updates, and other such important news regarding the local area, as well as crucial information about their travel. 

Transign has over 60 years of experience in providing the transit industry with the best quality transit signs, designed and built to the highest standards. A leader making innovative leaps in passenger information systems and public transit display technologies, Transign specializes in an entire range of products and advanced solutions ranging from LED display board and LED signs to the automated announcement and counting systems, and other cutting-edge products. 

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LED Destination Signs – Making Public Transit Easy for Everyone

Modern transit environments call for modern signage systems. Gone are the days of manually controlled bus destination sign systems as newer transit signs adopt more advanced technologies to cater to the discerning needs of passengers. Today, you’ll find LED destination boards lighting up buses, public transit systems, and transport hubs and depots, providing passengers the crucial information they need to ensure safe and convenient travels. Thanks to new technology, bus destination sign, and display systems are now brighter and more energy efficient than ever before.

Modern transit signs are designed to be robust systems that optimize information relay through real-time information feeds. These sign systems are built for optimal legibility in any and all environments, ensuring exceptional visibility, even while on the move. They are highly versatile tools that can be programmed using customizable software, enabling users like fleet operators and transit managers to provide passengers the information they need to ensure safe and efficient travel. 

Transit display systems help create more convenient transit environments that enable passengers to make informed decisions about travel. These modern tools help optimize and revolutionize the way that passengers travel and access crucial information to help them reach their destination in the most convenient way possible and without much hassle. These sign systems also benefit transit agencies by enhancing the passenger experience, allowing them to provide the best services possible for the public they serve.

Transign is your best resource for high-quality transit signs and innovative transit industry products and solutions. A market leader in providing technologically advanced and adaptable products, from cutting edge LED displays to bus destination sign systems, Transign partners with leading transit agencies, fleet operators, bus dealers, and manufacturers to help revolutionize the transit industry, one sign at a time.

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