Developer to Add Real-Time Transit Info
This is just a quick note to acknowledge what would hopefully be a trend in future transit-oriented development in the region. According to the Washington City Paper article, Douglas Development wants an exception from a zoning code-required parking minimum for a new apartment building being planned for Tenleytown. The generous community benefits package includes, among other things, ” installing a digital display with real-time bus and train schedules and information about nearby bike- and car-share stations.”
This is a great innovation that hopefully will be repeated in restaurants, cafes, bars, as well as new office and residential developments around the region. The Washington area is rich with transportation options, and it’s exciting to see that third parties are engaged in helping promote alternatives to single-occupant vehicle travel.
The real-time transit information screen in the image above was developed by Eric Fidler, who blogs about transportation issues at Left for LeDroit.