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Real-Time Bus Arrival Info Coming to Metrobus Stops

Up to 70 electronic screens could be installed at Metrobus shelters across the region, The Washington Examiner reports.

Update, 4:30 p.m.: Montgomery County spokeswoman Esther Bowring says Ride On is planning a similar electronic notification system at major transit centers.

"Timing for implementation has not been set," Bowring wrote in an e-mail to Patch.

Original post, 3 p.m.: Waiting in the cold and wondering when that next bus will arrive?

Some Metrobus bus shelters will soon be equipped with flat screens that will display real-time bus arrival times, The Washington Examiner reports.

Up to 70 screens, funded by a federal grant, could be installed at Metrobus stops on Metro property across the region, according to the report.

Local jurisdictions will need to decide whether the screens will be installed at Merobus stops on streets they own, Metro spokesman Philip Stewart told The Examiner.

Following an inquiry from Patch Thursday afternoon, a Montgomery County spokeswoman was looking into whether the county is interested in having the screens installed at Metrobus stops on county roads.

Montgomery County last year launched Ride On Real Time, a service that provides real time bus arrival information for Ride On buses via text, Web or app.

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