Wouldn’t it be great to have an app that shows you all of your public transit options in real time?
Matt Caywood and Ryan Croft, the co-founders of mobility tech start-up, TransitScreen, think so.
The two men created TransitScreen, a digital display that makes commuting easier in cities. TransitScreen already has a presence in luxury apartment buildings such as Modera Douglas Station and Grove Station Tower in Miami.
TransitScreen comes with an app that’a available exclusively for people who live in building’s that feature the display.
MobilityScore®, a website that’s part of TransitScreen, uses a numerical score—ranging from 0 (no available mobility options) to 100 (excellent mobility options)—to measure how easy it is to travel from your exact location. You don’t need to live in an apartment that features TransitScreen displays to access MobilityScore®.
Think of the app and display as tools for commuters to travel throughout the Magic City.
You can check train and bus schedules to create a quicker route to work in the morning. Or, if you’re part of an employee driving pool, you can see your co-worker’s arrival time. You can even find a nearby bus station. The app also shows bike share locations, Uber rides that are available in your vicinity, and ridesharing options.
TransitScreen is already active in 40 cities in the U.S. and Canada and select European locations. The app supports more than 10 languages including English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.
TransitScreen’s office is located in Washington, D.C. The men launched TransitScreen as part of a civic technology project in 2013 at Mobility Lab in Arlington, Virginia in an effort to shorten the number of cars on the road.