ARLINGTON MULTIMODAL REAL-TIME TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION SCREENS
The provision of real-time information on transit arrivals, Capital Bikeshare and Zipcar availability, and I-66 travel times and toll rates will complement Arlington County’s successful transportation demand management program and increase the number of daily Metrorail trips by 870. These multimodal, real-time transportation screens, which provide dynamic information, will be placed at the East Falls Church, Virginia Square-GMU, Clarendon, and Court House Metrorail stations; high utilization bus stops; and in residential and office buildings in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor. Comprehensive, up-to-the minute information will allow commuters to make informed travel choices and increase transit use. Requested funds will cover the purchase of 50 screens and one year of annual cost out of four years.
This project will benefit the toll-paying users of I-66 inside the Beltway by providing real-time information on toll rates and multimodal commuting options, thereby removing vehicles from I-66 and surrounding roads and helping ease congestion.
The project is estimated to cost $292,600- 85% of which will be funded by the I-66 Commuter Choice Project.