A Simple Improvement for the Problem of Crowded Rail Transit

Greater Greater Washington has identified a snazzy new app that informs transit riders about the crowd size on trains before they arrive. The benefit to crowded transit systems should be obvious.
August 8, 2017, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Dan Malouf shares news of a new transit user-experience improvement from London. A British Thameslink commuter train "tells riders which railcars are most crowded, so they can walk to a less crowded car." The signs work in real time.

"The signs are on Thameslink's newest trains, and work via a "load weigh system" that estimates crowding based on the weight load inside each railcar," explains Malouf.

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Published on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 in Greater Greater Washington
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