Partnership with MTA Brings Real-Time Information Network to New NYC Subway Line
Today, CIVIQ Smartscapes announced the installation of WayPoints in stations on New York City’s new Second Avenue Subway, bringing state-of-the-art urban technology to the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) newest line. CIVIQ WayPoints will be installed in each of the four new stations, providing real-time transit information and wayfinding solutions via interactive touchscreen displays to daily subway riders.
The CIVIQ WayPoints will usher in a new generation in citizen engagement using digital information kiosks. With the touch of a finger, subway riders can access a wealth of valuable information, including countdown to arrival, one-touch visual directions based on real-time train status, neighborhood maps and context-relevant advertising. These new innovative WayPoints are modeled off the successful On The Go travel stations which CIVIQ also supplies. This latest delivery brings the total to over 200 installations throughout the MTA system. The wayfinding and advertising content is provided by CIVIQ Smartscapes partner, Intersection, with whom CIVQ is also collaborating on the groundbreaking LinkNYC Project, bringing Smart City services to NYC. The new WayPoints were designed by Masamichi Udagawa and Sigi Moeslinger of Antenna Design - the same creative minds behind the On The Go and LinkNYC industrial designs, as well as numerous other elements of the NYC subway system.
“We are honored to partner with the MTA to bring our technology and innovation to the largest public transit system in the Americas.” said Brad Gleeson, Chief Commercial Officer, CIVIQ Smartscapes. “Through our CIVIQ WayPoints, the MTA will be able to enhance communications and services, providing a more connected experience for its commuters, and positioning NYC at the forefront of smart, connected cities.”
This is the second wave of CIVIQ WayPoints being deployed through the Second Avenue Subway. The first wave were installed in time for the grand opening on December 31st, and more units will be deployed in the coming months.
This program builds on CIVIQ Smartscapes’ existing presence in the New York City area. The company played an integral part in the development of LinkNYC, a groundbreaking project in New York City that is converting thousands of old payphones into high-speed, free public Wi-Fi hubs throughout the boroughs.