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Different Types of Transit Signs Used for Commercial Purposes

Transit signs are generally used for navigation—a process that allows people to effectively determine their location and destination, thus allowing them to develop an intelligent plan to go from one point to the other. Navigation signs, therefore, should be, and are, an integral part of any transit system, in the form of destination road signs, bus destination blinds, onboard LED signage, interior and exterior, or any other form of transit signage. Below are some of the most common forms of transit signs used for commercial purposes today:

  • Overhead signs – Overhead signage in transit stations is typically reserved for essential information that guides passengers to their destination. The messages that these transit signs carry are typically essential information about their destination or the transit operators serving the transit station. They also provide other important details like street names, major buildings, landmarks, parking directions, or other transit options at different decision points like the station entries and exits, fare gates, etc.
  • Flag and wall mounted transit signs – Transit stations also require these types of signs for facility identification and regulatory reminders, as well as other informational directions that let people know how to find their way around the station, how they should use the facilities, amenities, or other provisions within the transit station.

Different signage types can also be identified through the purpose they serve. Transit signs, such as bus destination blinds, LED destination signs mounted on front, back and side, as well as the interior can be found on-board transit vehicles, used to inform passengers about essential trip details. They are also seen on the road, in the form of destination road signs, that help people keep track of the time getting to their destination.

In addition to transit station information and directional signs, there are many other forms of transit related signage that can be helpful to passengers, like informational signs that display train schedules, fare rates, and station maps that include accessible routes to key areas of a transit station or platform. As information is absolutely necessary to our everyday activities, signage plays a critical role, including instructions on the use of ticket vending machines, change machines, add fare machines, parking validation machines, as well as station agent assistance devices. Visual message boards are also commonly used to display real time destination information and transit schedules on concourse and platform levels of transit stations. These types of informational signs are a standard requirement in these types of public platforms in order to ensure proper identification of transit routes and schedules, and are an efficient integration of transit information for the benefit of passengers, travelers and transit staff, alike.

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LED Destinator EnCompass Sign System Services

Transign has been providing the transit industry with high-quality, long-lasting transit signage for almost 6 decades, and now bring about innovation in transportation signage with our LED Destinator EnCompass replace with Series. Harnessing the power of technology, our LED Destinator EnCompass™ uses hands-free control options which change all interior and exterior signage according to the change to geolocation of the bus. The driver is then able to comfortably attend to roads, stops and onboard passengers without the distraction of having to change messages periodically. Travel is thus safer.

Technology is the harbinger of change, and we believe in using it to revolutionize the way the transit industry operates. Travelers and Transit companies stand to gain from our advancements through automation and focus on passenger, operator and vehicle safety.

Get the LED Destinator EnCompass™ edge

Affordable and Efficient
The LED Destinator EnCompass™ system is affordable and will allow you to offer passengers enhanced services through better communication throughout the bus, as well as messaging directly to their PDA or cell phone. Such efficiency will result in increased ridership and better revenues. Configurable via a secure web interface with pre-set routes, interest points, and landmarks, these transit signs will allow you to display custom messages at each desired geolocation trigger point. Route updates are also applied automatically to each device wirelessly at chosen intervals. The optional 3G/cellular dispatch system can remotely assign message updates, detours, and stop changes, and provides instant communication between drivers and dispatch operations.

Safe and efficient
Safety is at the core of this technology. As messaging is driven by automation, drivers can focus on their core task – driving. Without the distraction and botheration of having to change messages periodically. Driving gets safer even as your transit agency acquires the good reputation of delivering accurate messaging and transporting passengers safely. Efficiently too, as passengers get real time route information and fewer service interruptions caused by equipment failure or human error.

Superior travel experience

With this system, travel will become a pleasure for your passengers. The destination/route information is clear, accurate and timely. It enables the synchronization of interior messages, next stop announcements and more. Agencies now have an opportunity to generate additional revenue through merchant advertising in the vicinity of each bus stop, triggered by its geolocation. Other exciting features include an Automated Voice Announcement, Passenger Counting and GPS/AVL Tracking

In keeping with the times

The transportation industry today has new and effective means for displaying information that is essential for the daily traveler. New technology innovations have added to the entire traveling experience and have made it more passenger-oriented with advanced passenger information systems
For more than 55 years we have provided the transit industry with high quality, durable destination signs, complimented by a reputation of superior customer service and support. Transign was founded by James Youngblood in 1959 with a commitment to “Quality Products backed by Quality Customer Service” and rapidly became the established market leader in a variety of innovative products for the transit industry.

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Led Destination Signs – Signs that meet the specific needs of all buses in rural and metropolitan areas

LED destination signs make public transport convenient for both – the passengers as well as the transportation agencies. These LED destination boards for buses help improve the operational efficiency and help transport transit companies to provide customers with better services. All the information that a passenger would require while traveling is readily available.

Transit signs play a crucial role in ensuring smooth day to day operations and meet the unique needs of transport vehicles from all regions. They enable centralized control of the information that is displayed, the announcements and the schedules. LED signs also ensure that passengers get adequate information about the next stop and the route. The main advantage of these types of signage is the ability to view them in broad daylight due to their brightness control features. They have a wide viewing angle too that provides excellent readability from anywhere. They are built to be rigid enough for the transport industry and have excellent shock and vibration absorbing capacities.

Various agencies have adopted LED signs, and many have experienced the benefits too.

Same level of functionality and efficiency from rural to metropolitan

LED stop signs are a reliable, efficient and smart solution for small as well as large fleet buses. Public transportation agencies – whether rural or urban get the same level of functionality to improve the operational performance of their systems. They can seamlessly transport people from one place to another without a lot of manual assistance. The destination signs display all the relevant information that a traveler would require to know such as the next stop, the route, the bus number, etc.

Advanced features

Transign's LED destination boards are not restricted to the heavy-duty vehicles and buses transporting a large number of passengers in the metropolitan areas but are easily made available and affordable for small and medium duty vehicles in the non-urban areas too. Sophisticated features such as vehicle tracking, automated message progression, and voice announcements are now made accessible to all.

Convenience of heavy-duty systems at a fraction of the cost

Transign makes it possible for small and medium duty vehicles to include the latest technology transit signs at highly affordable costs. You can install the signs with a variety of messages and program the control unit at a fraction of the cost. More and more rural transportation transit agencies are hence considering installation of these signs and provide their customers with the same convenience that a metropolitan city transport would provide.

Scalability features for growth

With time, as the transport transit agency grows, these signs have just the right scalability features to modify and include the new routes, constantly changing fleet structures and lots more. They are perfect for rapidly growing businesses.

Transign is an industry leader in providing advanced technology signage products that are used by many agencies all over North America and greatly helps in modernizing the way people travel and access information while they reach their destinations conveniently and without too many hassles. It also helps transit industries provide their passengers with the best in class services.

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